"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