9th November 2010

“The greatest intellectual framework that the human intellect has ever generated is the scientific method. On so many levels, it has freed us from the shackles of barbaric, divisive, and infantile superstition. Yet, all presidential candidates parade their faiths as though it were a virtue to believe in virgin births, burning bushes, and flying horses.”

Gad Saad

3 Responses to “9th November 2010”

  1. Wat Duino Says:

    I suspect that most of them, the presidential candidates, do so primarily to connect with voters. As R. Dawkins observed, we would sooner elect a pedophile than an atheist. I would really like to know what they truly believe and have them explain the basis for that belief.

  2. CaptainZero Says:

    I’m with you Wat. I strongly suspect that there are many people in government that are atheists or agnostics but could not possibly be honest about their lack of belief because it would cost them their jobs. It’s sad that this cynical expedient is necessary but I have to concede that it IS necessary. If the levers of government were ACTUALLY being pulled by people that believe in flying horses (Islam) or virgin births (most every other faith) then I think we’d be having witch burnings right now in western capitals. The administration of GWB was as close as I hope we’ll ever come to being run by this sort of magical thinking.

  3. CaptainZero Says:

    “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet” -Napoleon.