Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Nothing to do with religion, you say?

I often hear the refrain "That's nothing to do with religion, that's cultural/bad people/bad religion/response to oppression/response to Western aggression etc".  Well, that's what this blog is about: many evil acts are carried out only because of religion.  Without the religion, they wouldn't happen. Here's one:

To quote Steven Weinberg:

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

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