Quote of The Day

"All religions were forged as defences against this virus, chance. Once you have dreamt up a god or a goddess, you can abase yourself, offer up burnt offerings, put your knees to the ground or your bottom to the air, all in the hope that by fawnings and repeated praise you may ward off ill fortune, or gain an imaginary better world."

- Brian Aldiss, Science Fiction Novelist,
"Fiction or Prediction?", 2007

Thanks to Gord for finding this one.


Nice and Blue said...

Props- A very concise and appropriate description of religions' logical origins and virulent, counterproductive nature.

John Doe said...

No offense, but that is a very naive approach to religion, especially more sophisticated theism. It's an unjustified generality.

Such generalities of religion and the psychological analysis of the religious does nothing to further reason, and is, ironically, illogical on the highest degree.