The time has come for all humans of the world to recognize that peace will arise not out of steadfast adherence to outdated beliefs, but out of mutual respect and dialog. As a species, we have sojourned too long in a world of superstition and belief in supernatural phenomena. We have a well developed method for investigating nature and recognizing reality. We do not need magical thinking and supernatural explanations to substitute for reality. Nor do we need to defer to entrenched clerical royalty. We do not need to justify the violation of the ethical tenets professed by the religious in the very name of religion. It is high time that nations cease to lift swords against nations; that no longer we learn war anymore.
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