Do we really have to respect all beliefs, no matter how silly?
There are two kinds of people: those who lie only when the occasion calls for it, and those who tell the truth only when it suits their purposes. Those who always tell the truth, no matter what, because that wins them the favor of a god, or their mother, or whatever, are in the latter … Continue reading Honesty
I love questions like this. They lead into great dialogues. Question: Why do I trash religion? Answer: I don't do anything of the kind. I like religion. I hate blind faith, and that's what I oppose. Okay, fine, but religion is bound up with faith. They are inseparable, so... Question: Why waste your time on … Continue reading False Faith and Real Religion
As I indicated in my previous post, we are badly in need of a new religion. Religion is not inherently bad, yet the fact that any of them promote guilt and fear, work to limit medical advances, oppress women, or abuse children should offend us. We cannot tolerate such aggregate antisocial behavior, but doing good … Continue reading New Religion for an Old Earth
What we need is a new religion. You may be surprised to hear me say that, since I have been known to be critical of many religious practices. I have always said, however, that religion itself is not the problem. The problem is that religions tend to be disconnected from real life. To have faith … Continue reading More Religion – Bring It On!