22nd April 2009

“Religion harms by teaching the unquestioning acceptance of ideas – something that should be unthinkable in this modern age.”

Unknown author

5 Responses to “22nd April 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    Sounds like something Dawkins would say. Or, more damaging to the “America is a CHRISTIAN nation” myth, John Adams opined “Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.” Among thinking people, not an uncommon sentiment.

  2. Chris Says:

    Duh…sorry, that Was James Madison, not Adams! But not to be out done – “This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.” – John Adams. There, take that Christian right!

  3. Edgar Wing Says:

    And Thomas Jefferson, not quite an atheist, but close, replied to Adams: “If by religion we are to understand sectarian dogmas, in which no two of them agree, then your exclamation on that hypothesis is just, “that this would be the best of worlds if there were no religion in it.”” He hated religious dogma and seemed to be more of a deist, like Einstein. So much for the founding fathers being christians.

  4. Chris Says:

    EW – thanks for that. I’d not read the reply before. I eat this stuff up, sick as I am with all the “Christian Nation” bull.

  5. Prime Directant Says:

    I agree Edgar,
    It is very amusing when Christian Crew talk about the US strong “Christian heritage” when most of your founders were deist, and the main one who wasn’t was catholic. I really doubt the neo-cons share much with Charlie Carol of Carolton.