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If my utopian views put me in with the ranks of people like ...

... John Lennon, then I'll consider that as a compliment:

"Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one"

The article in no way advocates state imposed religion or lack of religion. It merely attempts to heighten/awaken peoples abilities to think critically, rationally and objectively, to the point where religion is no longer a hindrance to world peace.

The mindset of the article does not ignore human nature, but rather acknowledges it. You have this backwards.

Also, for what it is worth, I do not advocate federal legislation regarding the immoral eating of meat. In fact, as I have commented previously, I would advocate handling this type of thing the same way Ron Paul would:

- http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2843255

Finally, the moral standard presented is not just the authors opinion, but rather a derivable and verifiable universal truth, as clearly presented in the article.

- AMAZING PHOTO delineating where UNRESTRAINED CAPITALISM has taken us: http://www.rense.com/general96/whatare.html
- "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."-- Mohandas Gandhi