Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
It's somewhat of a mystery to me why so many people continue to hang onto religion. There are a million holes in the story, yet people cling to it like it's the only possible explanation of life on earth.
Religion is presented as benevolent, but it's actually malevolent. It messes with science, history, health, women's rights, gay rights. Not adhering to it will get you killed in some countries.
Our Founding Fathers were trying to escape religious oppression, and yet millions of Americans want religion - and specifically Christianity, of course - to control the government.
Time to put it in the dustbin of history and use science to help the planet, before it's too late.
When I hear from people that religion doesn't hurt anything, I say, really? Well besides wars, the Crusades, the Inquisitions, 9-11, ethnic cleansing, the suppression of women, the suppression of homosexuals, fatwas, honor killings, suicide bombings, arranged marriages to minors, human sacrifice, burning witches, and systematic sex with children, I have a few little quibbles. And I forgot blowing up girl schools in Afghanistan.