18th February 2012

“Religious exhortation and telling people, telling children, that if they don't do the right thing, they'll go to terrifying punishments or unbelievable rewards, that's making a living out of lying to children. That's what the priesthood do.”

Christopher Hitchens1949 – 2011

3 Responses to “18th February 2012”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    Be suspicious of pedophiles, or people that assiduously protect pedophiles, when they attempt to advise you on a point of morality.

  2. Freddie Says:

    warping the minds of children is why religions have lasted so long.

  3. Jeff Says:

    And here I thought that warping the minds of children is why Star Trek has lasted so long. As usual, however, Hitch nails it, and it was when I caught a one such driveling BS in my communicant’s class, and called him upon it, that I found myself persona non grata in my non-Evangelical Protestant community church. Within a couple of years, I had left the church, religion and God behind me.