I hate religion, you can't do this, you must do that, you can only do this on a certain day it seems a bit of a joke to me, especially seeing as the bible says you can't love the world? What a joke.
When society first started out religion was a fantastic idea, you were told that if you did wrong then you'd be punished for all eternity, fantastic. But then it turned out that religion did not what it was meant to do but what it was supposed to help stop. War, famine, suffering and hate have all come about because of religion, if you don't like the "correct religion" your punished.
So then are those that don't choose the right religion punished by the, shall we say, life giver or god? No, I'm an Atheist (which means I don't choose any religion, for anyone that doesn't know) and I have had quite a good life, yet many religious people have had a great deal of suffering. So then the only way to lead a happy healthy life is to not have religion?
Also no. The way to lead a happy healthy life is to help, encourage, support and embrace those around you. Okay this isn't directly helping you but you'll feel better for it.
Any back to what I was talking about, the pope. When he finally goes no doubt there'll be some people laughing and takng the piss but at least the guy tried to change things for the better for everyone.
Lets hope he didn't pick the "wrong religion." He could be in for one HELL of an eternity. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />