20th February 2011

“I have great hope that in perhaps another generation America will have joined Europe and the rest of the developed world in shucking off the rusty chains of ancient superstition.”

Victor Stenger

4 Responses to “20th February 2011”

  1. Greateighthsin Says:

    It’s going to happen. With the advent of the internet and mass media, many of today’s 13-14 year olds are finally getting it. I expect to see religion on it’s last dwindling threads by the time I hit my 70’s.

  2. CaptainZero Says:

    Truly, Great8th. Religious superstition depends on ignorance to prosper. In an increasingly connected world it gets harder and harder for people to remain ignorant of all the other faiths or the ability to chose none of them at all. Reconciling the conundrum that your small community’s dogma is right one out of the thousands of possible ones you might have been raised with is really difficult to do. Educated people certainly can and largely do profess belief. If you could really read their minds I bet you’d find that this is in large measure vestigial.

  3. Doubting Thomas Says:

    Lets just continue to take the piss out of superstition wherever we find it.

  4. Clovis Says:

    Superstition is simply made due to the unknown, but with the continuous growth of the population, the unknown is becoming more and more known.

    I feel bad cuz, only a few reads this discussion, the people would rather read a book written by some goat herders whos deprive of living back then