United States of America

Religious belief promotes and honors a lazy intellect. And it is by appealing to ones lazy intellect that one can be persuaded to perform the most horrendous of acts.

To get beyond the tragic events resulting from 'fanatical' religious activity as evidenced thought human history people need to begin to think. And thereby begin to understand their purpose right here on planet earth.

We the undersigned, call on the National Council of Churches, to require its member churches to immediately begin a campaign of rational thinking. The express purpose of which is to replace believing with understanding.

The natural result of which will be to explain why the human mind created God and thereby promote proper human behavior in each and every social relationship.

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The Replace Religious Belief with Rational Understanding petition to Jerry.VanMarter@pcusa.org was written by James W. Peterson and is in the category Religion at GoPetition.