Re: religion

Lee March (
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 16:07:07 -0500 wrote:
> In a message dated 10/25/1999 5:34:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Rational people can see exactly what religion is and what purpose it serves,
> > just as they can see what childhood myths such as santa and the tooth fairy
> > are. It doesn't take more than 5 minutes thought. The specifics of any one
> > system are completely irrelevant. Religion = reality shield for the weak
> > minded.....and this is universal.
> >
> > Rob.
> I wouldn't call Mahat MaGhandi "week-minded", nor Hans Kung, nor Adin
> Steinsaltz, nor Amir Aczel, nor Phillip Clayton, nor Alan Sandage, or Joel
> Primack, or the Dalai Lama, or Charles Townes or...I wouldn't call any of
> these people weak-minded. But it makes me wonder if your definition of
> atheism, comes from, perhaps, a rebellion against fundamentalist or mainline
> Christian Culture? Which was the original point of my addition to this
> thread.
> Spud


You are talking about the leaders of organized relegion. They benifited from others believing. For them it was power and a way to control people.