20th August 2008

“We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.”

Karl Popper1902 – 1994

2 Responses to “20th August 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Never are men more dangerous than when bully types attain positions of power and become tyrannical.

    Typical have been kings, dictators, sultans, popes, bishops, preachers.

    The religious should know better but are the worst. Deluded since childhood about fictional gods, they declare they are absolutely right—when instead they are absolutely wrong.

  2. Chris Says:

    And lest we forget, remember that the concept of eternal damnation was brought to us by gentle Jesus. When reminded of the horrors of religion and the evils visited on human kind by “god”, many religicons I’ve talked to will say “yes, but that was the OLD testament” as if the new, or any, gave us a vision of anything but groveling submission and death. Maybe someday people will see holy books for what they are – instruction manuals for slaves and their masters. I like Popper’s point and I’ve met people that would miss entirely the irony.