10th October 2011

“I believe in the religion of reason – the gospel of this world; in the development of the mind, in the accumulation of intellectual wealth, to the end that man may free himself from superstitious fear, to the end that he may take advantage of the forces of nature to feed and clothe the world.”

Robert G. Ingersoll1833 – 1899

4 Responses to “10th October 2011”

  1. captainzero Says:

    Amen, brother. Let’s add to that the wisdom to not destroy the natural world.

  2. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Aren’t there distinct and important differences between reason and religion? All due kudos to Ingersoll but semantics in this case seem important.

  3. R j Says:

    defiant..at 655

    …………………….

    of course you’re right…..there ARE huge differences

    between religion and reason. but i think Ingersoll

    was just doing a little gentle mocking. imagine

    some clown asking him, ” And what is YOU’RE

    religion sir ?”…………and then he comes back

    with the above, and pretty much blows the guys’

    doors off !!

    he could just as easily have used “faculty” or

    “facility” or “ability” or “power.”

    but, he was taking a poke at religion , so he used

    “religion” and ” gospel ” in the same line !!!

  4. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Rj, yes you’re right of course, I guess I was just being a bit anal. 🙂