23rd May 2008

“Religion can distort people's moral sensibilities as much as it can inform them.”

Professor Simon Blackburn

One Response to “23rd May 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Morality must have been part of the human condition a very long time before the world’s awful religions laid claim to it.

    Francis Bacon: “Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men.”