With all the discussion over Islam over the last few years, I started digging into things. I started with NO knowledge of Islam. I found a common thread in some of these discussions about Islam, and it seems they could also apply to other religions. The part of the argument that's seems pretty damming is that these religions are created so as to be beyond the reach of science. They are designed such that they know no proof would ever be found. In addition is the fact that the ones I've looked at have something else in common. You don't get to the truth till the end. There is no way to actually confirm that they are right. Another issue is that some don't allow you to challenge what it taught, some will kill you if you do. One of the basic elements of a fraud is getting someone to believe something. Most of them start people when they are very young, before the brain understand logic and critical thinking. Rituals are to reinforce the belief and fend off any other thought, but if the belief had a strong argument, why would they not welcome other thoughts and defend against them with logic? Another thought: If religion is to help people be good, why is it that 0.07% of the people in prison, non-religious? http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-a...americas-scientists-and-07-percent-its-prison So are religious people low IQ people that fell for a big scam? It' looks like the more religious a person is, the lower their IQ. In addition, lower IQ people are less likely to know they are lower IQ people than average IQ people are to know they are average. The lower the IQ, the less likely a person know they are lower IQ. All these things point to what could be the biggest scam in all of human history.