Religion is the root of a vast morass of evil.

1 Jan

Richard Dawkins is an awesome writer. In clear English, his work dismantles the theory about a creator, and forces us to face up to the hideousness of religion. He quotes other clear-thinkers:

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion.”

-physicist Stephen Weinberg.

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

-Blaise Pascal.

Richard Dawkins says, however:

“I do not believe there is an atheist in the world who would bulldoze… York Minster…”

Actually, I would not only demolish the “Cathedral Curch of Saint Peter” in my native York but I further demolish ALL churches, chapels, cathedrals, and remains of abbeys. I would excavate and remove their entire foundations. The sites would be alloted to useful structures such as homes, shops, and factories, the demolition rubble aka hard-core would at last be put to good use in secular civil engineering projects.

The skilled masons and the labourers of those days were the people to admire, not the parasites in the pulpits. Whilst most of the construction force no doubt believed the religious nonsense, at least their product was real, not fantastic.

In his book The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins also mentions similar places of mal-indoctrination related to OTHER religions than the Protestant Christian one I was brought up in.

After demolition of the places of indoctrination, if that wonderful day ever comes, it would be vital to excise all associations with the site, even though it would be tempting to carefully reserve the sites of the alters for use as public loos. Sadly, I am not dictator of planet Earth so none of these happy fantasies can become real.

As a kid, living in my birth city of York, I used to be impressed by the aforementioned Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, wrongly called a minster, and I climbed the central tower stairs at least thrice. But the hollow stone mountain was a place of terrorism and torture. Most people, thought Hell was a real prospect.

Having cycled to the White Horse on the slopes of the Pennines, 32 kilometres away from York, a teeny toy church (the cathedral of course) is the only identifiable structure on the whole flat, grey blur of the Vale of York. All this in the name of Love and Peace guru, and healer, Yehoshua.

This is like high rises of a North American prairie city, viewed from incoming highways, their bases hidden below the horizon, their towers strutting into the sky with the implacable menace of financial criminals, crooked politicians, and other gangsters.

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One Response to “Religion is the root of a vast morass of evil.”

  1. Vincent January 3, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    For once we disagree. I wouldn’t bulldoze the places of worship – if people want to waste their TIME, it’s up to them.

    What I would do is bulldoze the religious ORGANIZATIONS. It should be illegal for pastors, etc. to CONSPIRE to pervert the PEOPLE.

    To tell them how to live their lives. What to wear, eat, drink – THINK. Who to HATE!

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