30th December 2012

“All religions prey on the superstitions of people too poor and too uneducated to challenge them, and they are based upon ridiculous unprovables which of themselves do nothing to alleviate suffering in the world.”


9 Responses to “30th December 2012”

  1. R J Says:

    pretty accurate.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    spot on.

  3. archaeopteryx Says:

    Actually, it’s worse. Religions created victimless ‘crimes’ and called them sins. Fear of trandgressing these induces suffering in believers. Then religion pretends to alleviate that suffering as described in the quotation.

  4. electra Says:

    And then they literally punish (jail, torture, execute) people for “blasphemy” when they point out that the religion is obviously blatantly false..

  5. R J Says:

    ARCH AT 1527

    i completely agree with your post.

  6. WPJ Says:

    I totally disagree with the writer and others who humbly agreee with Mr. or Mrs. Anon. The characteristic of “poor” is a little dergotory although belief in a supernatural power is I agree deragotoryregarding the capacity of the mind. However, my concern is that by definition(!!!) belief in a
    God is not provable. It is an act of faith, an irrationsl occurance. This indeed be why such an action has been rejected by myself. I would not however reject such activities as poor and uneducationable. Alas, may all parties have a decent new year!

  7. Ryedo Says:

    WJP, how does ‘The characteristic of “poor” is a little dergotory although belief in a supernatural power is I agree deragotory regarding the capacity of the mind.’ alter the fact that the poor(especially in impoverished countries) and uneducated(to some extent) tend to lean towards belief in a supernatural power/superstition.

    I honestly can’t see anything in your post where you have given a reasonable explanation for your disagreement.

  8. WPJ Says:

    For Ryedo: A reasonable explanation for disagreement should be encouraged. This is to encourage a quest for truth, a rational endeavor. May Atheists thrive in the new year!

  9. Kittie Says:

    too Poor in critical thinking skills
    too Poor in willpower
    too Poor in educational opportunity
    too Poor in curiosity
    too Poor in courage
    too Poor in self motivation

    is still too Poor.