18th January 2012

“Far from being morally pure or demonstrating that one needs God to be good, the religions look morally spent, still besieged by issues most of us left behind centuries ago.”

Dick Gross

4 Responses to “18th January 2012”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    They left their minds in the bronze age.

  2. Dan Says:

    Arch,
    Or they left their minds in the Middle Ages instead, along with their “morality?”

  3. Queen Esther Says:

    I’m reminded of an interview I saw with Christopher Hitchens where a high ranking religious leader (a bishop maybe) was debating with him and asked him … ~what is to stop you from raping, stealing and murdering~ The question gives pause because you have to wonder what goes through the head of the religious leader and what is stopping him from raping, stealing and murdering.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    What is stopping all the priests from raping and molesting children? Not the Bible or anything in it. Nothing god is doing is preventing it.

    What stops most people from raping and molesting children is the inherent sense of decency and caring for others, respecting our fellow humans. This doesn’t stop the priest though. Nothing does! Heck they are more concerned with excusing it or covering it up than stopping it

    Inherent decency among humans or god? At least inherent human decency has a proven track record of success.