18th July 2017

 2:00 am

“Why are there are so many gods? Because each was invented by different men to take advantage of their fellow men.”

Anon.

17th July 2017

 2:00 am

“In one sense, the 20th century has proved Nietzsche wrong. Since the 1970s, religion has once again become a factor in public life in a way that would have once seemed inconceivable. The Iranian revolution was succeeded by an eruption of Islamic revivalist movements in the Middle East. At about the same time, the Moral Majority and the new Christian right tried to bring God back into political life in the United States, while ultra-Orthodox Jews and radical religious Zionists have done the same in Israel. Now no government can safely ignore religion. The assassination of Anwar Sadat in Egypt and of Yitzhak Rabin in Israel are sober reminders of the lethal danger of some forms of modern faith.”

Karen Armstrong

16th July 2017

 2:00 am

“The idea that there is any book 'wherein is no doubt' is insulting as well demonstrably untrue.”

Douglas Murray

15th July 2017

 2:00 am

“The only hostility in the relationship between religion and secularism is religion's hostility to the demand for rational proof that is the basis of atheism. Religion is also hostile to liberal humanism, because its own doctrinaire authoritarianism won't accept that people can be trusted to live by the tenets of their religion unless the civil code imposes them by law.”

Emer O'Kelly

14th July 2017

 2:00 am

“Most of the popular monotheistic religions actively undermine morality through the notions of 'Heaven' and 'Hell'. A person who acts in the hope of reward is not acting morally – they are merely being mercenary. Likewise the person who acts out of fear is not acting morally – they are under duress. The truly moral person needs no threats or bribes.”

Anon.