God and our innate God-given reason allow us to make true progress, not “revealed” religion and superstition.
Progress is a fundamental part of Nature and the Universe. Henry David Thoreau did a beautiful job of expressing this when he wrote, “The cricket, the gurgling stream, the rushing wind amid the trees, all speak to me soberly yet encouragingly of the steady onward progress of the universe.”
Since people are a part of Nature and the Universe, we need to also strive to make progress in our individual lives and in our societies. A major obstacle to progress by humanity are the “revealed” religions. They keep us pinned under Bronze Age myths and superstitions, which severely hinder progress.
A clear example of the harmful mindset the “revealed” religions infect believers with in our world today is seen in the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Based on the myths and superstitions of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, religious Jews believe God gave land in the Middle East to the Jews for their Jewish state of Israel to have “forever” (Genesis 13:14-15). The borders of this alleged Divine real estate gift are “from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18). In Numbers 34:1-12 the borders of Israel are given in more detail and are reflected in the above map. By looking at this map, it’s obvious there will be many more religious wars as Israel expands to the size of the biblical Greater Israel, or, in Hebrew, Eretz Yisrael Hashlemah (the whole of the Land of Israel). And, like the Iraq War, these wars for a Greater Israel of biblical proportions will not be fought and paid for by the Jewish state of Israel, they will be fought and paid for by the people in the American military and American tax payers.