15th April 2011

“The bible is not a viable source document for moral teachings. Even the most cursory reading of the text reveals the bible to be nothing but a badly written story full of factual errors, inconsistencies and incongruities. The foundation on which religious morality is built is obviously fundamentally and fatally flawed. But religious leaders have a clever ploy to prevent close scrutiny by claiming blasphemy for any dissent or, in modern times, accusing doubters of intolerance. They must do so because the edifice will crumble if the founding document is examined too closely.”

Jeff Schweitzer

One Response to “15th April 2011”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    Dr Schweitzer has made a very perceptive and accurate observation.

    I think religious leaders use both ploys in modern times, depending on the country and the cult. They would all use the blasphemy route if they thought they would get away with it.