Re: Religion bashing

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 06:33:21 -0700 (PDT)

From: Micah Redding <redding_l@FHU.EDU>

>I have noticed that many people on this list engage in "religion
>bashing". Most of the accusations against religion on this list
>are unfounded or unfair. For example, ridiculing "faith" as belief
>in something regardless of proof purposely ignores the meaning
>most people use for the word. Not to say that most religious
>people aren't ignorant, but it's not justified to condemn all
>religion based on its adherrents. You couldn't dismiss
>extropianism, for example, just because no one has been completely

The first thing religions started doing after they were invented is to start bashing science, a process that continues to the present day. And Scientists have never threatened elderly theologians with torture, nor burned them literally at the stake. Religious leaders have done both...

Religion is to be feared, and must never be allowed to gain the upper hand in human society...

We remember Galileo and Giordono Bruno.....


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