Once you assume a creator and a plan it make us subjects in a cruel experiment,...celestial dictatorship, a kind of divine North Korea.These are but a few more steps as the march of reason, against terrifying crazy people capable of unwarranted attacks, carries on,...
Religion forces nice people to do unkind things, and also makes intelligent people say stupid things.
It's very touching for Tony to say that he recently went to a meeting to bridge the religious divide in Northern Ireland, where does the religious divide come from? Four-hundred years and more in my own country of birth of people killing each other's children depending on what kind of Christian they were.
Is it good for the world to worship a deity that takes sides in wars and human affairs, to appeal to our fear and to our guilt — is it good for the world? To terrify children with the image of hell ... to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Here were some of last night's winning arguments in Torono Canada's great debate, between atheist Christopher Hitchens (above) and NewAge Catholic Tony Blair, over whether "religion is a force for good in the world":