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Religions of the World

Religion Poisons Everything

Religion has run out of justifications. Thanks to the telescope and the microscope, it no longer offers an explanation of anything important. Where once it used to be able, by its total command of a worldview, to prevent the emergence of rivals, it can now only impede and retard or try to turn back the measurable advances that we have made. Sometimes, true, it will artfully concede them. But this is to offer itself the choice between irrelevance and obstruction, impotence or outright reaction, and, given this choice, it is programmed to select the worse of the two. Meanwhile, confronted with undreamed-of vistas inside our own evolving cortex, in the farthest reaches of the known universe, and in the proteins and acids which constitute our nature, religion offers either annihilation in the name of god, or else the false promise that if we take a knife to our foreskins, or pray in the right direction, or ingest pieces of wafer, we shall be "saved." It is as if someone, offered a delicious and fragrant out-of-season fruit, matured in a painstakingly and lovingly designed hothouse, should throw away the flesh and the pulp and gnaw moodily on the pit. Above all, we are in need of a renewed Enlightenment, which will base itself on the proposition that the proper study of mankind is man, and woman. This Enlightenment will not need to depend, like its predecessors, on the heroic breakthroughs of a few gifted and exceptionally courageous people. It is within the compass of the average person. The study of literature and poetry, both for its own sake and for the eternal ethical questions with which it deals, can now easily depose the scrutiny of sacred texts that have been found to be corrupt and confected. The pursuit of unfettered scientific inquiry, and the availability of new findings to masses of people by easy electronic means, will revolutionize our concepts of research and development. Very importantly, the divorce between the sexual life and fear, and the sexual life and disease, and the sexual life and tyranny, can now at last be attempted, on the sole condition that we banish all religions from the discourse. And all this and more is, for the first time in our history, within the reach if not the grasp of everyone. - Christopher Hitchens : god Is Not Great (How Religion Poisons Everything) http://www.amazon.com/God-Not-Great-Religion-Everything/dp/0446579807 http://www.evolbiol.ru/large_files/hitchens.pdf
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Ztephane Guenette
Ztephane Guenette4 days ago
Corey Arms: "Even Jesus loved Satan <3"

Jesus is Jah-Zeus and is a goof for taking credit for the crucifixion martyrdom. It was the Samaritan that was crucified (not born of the Virgin Mary).

John 8

Then the Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”

The Samaritan answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
Duke Skymocker
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Confederate monuments should be converted into museum bathroom urinals to preserve their true historical value. White supremacists have nothing to be proud of.
Walter Conti
Walter Conti5 days ago
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