I see religions not as misguided, but as actually evil.
Not for what they are, but for what they make us become.
I am a frequent and outspoken critic of religion. Most of my criticism has been of the pernicious effects of religion on public discourse and government policy.
But an even more troubling aspect of religion is its affect on people’s concept of justice. If one believes that there is a god, and that god is just and fair, then the urgency to make things right in the here and now becomes relatively unimportant, as god will sort it out. The Hitlers and Pol Pots will be punished, murderers will be held to account, even those who are cruel to animals will get their comeuppance!
And if people buy into the whole idea of god giving humans dominion over the animals, so is born the root cause of…
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