22nd April 2008

“We're afraid religion will become simply folklore, and that it will disappear.”

Father Gérard Marier

3 Responses to “22nd April 2008”

  1. Chris Says:

    You should be, Father Marier, you should be.

    Original source of the quotation:

    http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=987708bc-74fb-4969-979a-134faaf59cc2

  2. Critic Says:

    Well, religion is truly folklore. That does not mean that the stories have to disappear. We still read Greek mythology for numerous good reasons. Perhaps the time is not too far off when we will read Christian mythology for the same reasons. A comprehensive understanding of western civilization requires an understanding of Christian mythology. I know there are plenty of folks like Marier out there fighting against the inevitable outcome, but tilting at windmills is a common human pastime.

    Suddenly, I’m feeling very good about the future collapse of religion.

    Happy Earth Day!

  3. Terence Meaden Says:

    The crux is that religion is superstition.

    “All religions are ancient monuments to superstitions, ignorance, ferocity; and modern religions are only ancient follies rejuvenated.” Baron d’Holbach (1772).