Re: Superstition (A Halloween Message)
Mon, 1 Nov 1999 02:32:12 EST

In a message dated 10/31/1999 2:48:49 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> If we had a spaceship with a collection of rational thinking humans

> and no influence from earth, I suspect that 4 generations down the
> road, religions would spontaneously form, and would likely
> go thru the destructive phases described by Voltaire. {8-[ spik

Does anyone ever read how personally vicious and hateful Voltaire was? Is this an ideological need to turn a blind eye to such bigots? Is religion the enemy of rationalism and science; or merely the enemy of atheism?