19th July 2011

“One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.”

Bertrand Russell1872 – 1970

12 Responses to “19th July 2011”

  1. RJ Says:

    bertrand russell is GREAT !!!

    if you have not enjoyed his writings before, you’re
    in for a treat !!!!

    best to all

  2. Spoken Says:

    Don’t feed the TROLL’S…..

    Sol will be here soon, his ONLY purpose is to derail the thread.

    If you ignore this rants and he will go away eventually.

  3. Spoken Says:

    I look forward to the day the cross sits discarded beside the swastika as just another reminder of the dangers of blind faith

  4. Laura Says:

    I have not noticed it either Bertrand. On the contrary. It is frightening.

  5. Dan Says:

    The quote has a point: I’ve never known a person to be better because of religion than they would’ve been otherwise.

  6. John Says:

    Pat Condell of YouTube fame says it all like a true realist. “I give your religion about as must respect as your religion gives me”… “and I have every right to insult a religion that goes out of it’s way to insult; to judge and to condemn me as an inadequate human being, which your religion does with self-righteous gusto.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uTypnaP5X4&feature=feedlik

    Bring on the troll…

  7. archaeopteryx Says:

    The religious define virtue differently. And wrongly in my opinion.

    Regarding solomon, I would be sorry if he went away – he injects a note of surrealism into the site. Unfortunately he only seems to have the one note; but still, he’s trying.

  8. Atheist MC Says:

    Sol’s having a real Oscar Wilde moment ain’t he, if we’re not talking to him, we’re talking about him.

    In my opinion religion rarely makes people virtuous, but as archaeopteryx points out the religious define virtue differently. Actually, in the same way that I would define bigotry.

  9. solomon Says:

    Thanks Atheists MC,

    Hi…I’am back from a tiring course. Got to get some sleep first. See you all later for a good crush on your silly thoughts.

  10. Atheist MC Says:

    ..must….resist…compulsion…to …make…sarcastic…reply…

  11. Dan Says:

    Hurry up and come back Solly. I can’t wait to see you fail miserably at arguing against today’s quote.

  12. electrabotanical Says:

    So very wrong that people were killed for insulting a book, accused of a “crime” called “blasphemy’. Killing for insulting a book – now that’s conviction and virtue. Oh, and torture – don’t forget the torture for science. Oh, and stoning young couples who elope in Pakistan. That’s a virtue that few can aspire to, but with religion it IS possible. Also possible with religion: rejecting members of your own family because of a difference of opinion.

    Yippee for Theocrats. They bring such joy, comfort and virtue to the lives of their sheeple.