Monday, June 05, 2017

Imagine there's no religion

Committed atheists, like their fundamentalist religious counterparts, live in a world of black and white, good and bad, right and wrong. To the mind of [Christopher] Hitchens, anything that was not rational was not only wrong, but also stupid. Evil and idiocy were always out there — in someone else. Yet as long as we continue to project evil out there, onto some other tribe, nation, or belief system, we fail to see that evil is a product — not of any religion or people in particular, but of the human heart. That is where the danger to civilization lies: as close to us as our own jugular vein. If all religions were banished, evil would still exist, though perhaps by another name - from Keeping the Faith Without a Religion by Roger Housden
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