Sunday, 19 December 2010

All world religions should be banned - for the sake of humanity

War, marginalization, discrimination and divisiveness are all terms associated with world religions. And all for myth and superstition! As Bertrand Russell once said, and I quote;


"Religion is based ... mainly upon fear ... fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand . . . . My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race."

wonderful incentive? How does he know?


Bigot making a stand...for whom?


How sad when the innocent are used as weapons.
 Just look at those misguided messages

 
backward looking fundamentalists


what a dreadful idea! Can you imagine?

The ugly face of world religion, ever-present and persistent due to man's inability to let go of childhood obsessions with "imaginary friends".

Here is another famous dig at religion by the great Sigmund Freud;

"The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life."

...and another by Mark Twain;

"Strange...a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; mouths Golden Rules and forgiveness multiplied seventy times seven and invented Hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honourably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!"

...and last but not least, one by the great man himself, Albert Einstein;

"I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls"


...march on secular soldiers, humanity needs you now more than ever. I feel much better now
:)

8 comments:

  1. I believe you might be my hero! =]

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  2. haha, just before I published this post I thought "I wonder if Momma C will comment?" Thanks Momma :)

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  3. I disagree with none of this. But aside from the many obvious evils of religion, what bothers me about many religions is the emphasis on not updating ancient texts & ultimately the lack of anything but the most basic accountability, of those possessed, for their part in the world around them.

    http://angelinequick.blogspot.com/2010/12/on-our-own.html

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  4. Good point Angeline. Maybe the lack of clarity and updating of already confused ancient texts is meant to help keep the masses baffled and ignorant. Religious leaders do not seek discussion or argument from their flocks,only blind faith in the myth and superstition that is religion.
    Thanks for the comment

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  5. I don't know if "banned" is the appropriate word to use here, as banning religion would make you no better than those in the picture with signs saying "freedom can go to hell." Regardless, I agree that religion, when applied in the real world, is extremely damaging to people as a whole, and should ultimately cease to exist. Buddhism can stay though, as its only agenda is peace. The whole idea of mindlessly following what your religion says without question is purely idiotic. The world needs people who can think for themselves, using reason, and not religion to discern what is best.
    Love the Mark Twain quote, by the way.

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  6. Bradley, nicely put. You're right about the word banned, it would be a case of double-standards and also right about Buddhism. Thanks for the comment

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  7. I agree with Bradley also. And I really liked the read it would be an eye opener to any religious person, or even in some cases make them angry, *sigh* what has the world come to because we spend too much time chasing shadows.....

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  8. Indeed DedMan, chasing shadows and hopeless dreams of immortality. Thanks for the comment

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