Religion is about money, control and power. No institution has made more money than religion in the history of mankind and no institution has killed more people than religion, including the mafia. Examine the history of Africa, Latin America (Incas were wiped out by the conquistadors and disease brought to them and Africans were converted by missionaries who grabbed their lands) and the middle-east, well you know the story which is still ongoing. It is ironic that all these religions claim that they have brought peace to this world but they have caused nothing but death and destruction. No one has spoken to god or anything like that but some con men have made us believe this is the case and if we believe this, then we deserve every misery that religion has brought us.
Look at all religions of the world and their claims. Moses who was a Sheppard parted the red sea, Jesus who was a carpenter cured leprosy and rose from the dead on the 3rd day and became god himself, and Mohammad who was an illiterate man talked to god in a cave. Also, bear in mind that all these so called messengers of god were all alone when this happened, how convenient! Please note that there were and still are plant seeds and tree barks in the middle-east that people used to chew on, which had the same effect of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, and would hallucinate as a result. In a delusional state, you think you have spoken to god and all his relatives, so maybe these poor creatures who claimed they had spoken to god, really thought they actually had, but as wise people, should we believe someone delusional with strange claims such as I am the messenger of god, therefore, I have the right to marry anyone I want from the age of 9 (a child) to whatever? How many people are willing to listen to a child molester or a rapist today? I bet none, unless they are sick and need help. Then, why are we following a child molester from 1400 years ago? For the life of me, I have no idea how people justify it. Also, why women go for a book that encourages wife beating (soureh nesa) unless they are masochists who are married to sadists!
I think if there was a god, he would have found someone with some level of education and intelligence to spread his message and would not leave it to a Sheppard or a carpenter or a lazy man who was feeding off an older rich woman. If you believe any of this, then you believe anything.
I have noticed that quite a few have been ridiculing and complaining about Kamenei’s speech regarding Science and humanity not being compatible with Islamic doctrine. At the same time most people accept religion and do not question it and do not ask for a scientific proof of god or his so called messengers! So, what is the difference between what Khamenei is saying and those who have not followed reason and blindly followed religion? If we did not believe in all these mumbo jumbos that religion has fed us, we would not be in the situation we are in now and to start with we would not have allowed a drug addict and reactionary man like Khamenei become the supreme leader. We should accept some of the blame for our own ignorance.