What if the whole supernatural spectrum and its huge army of practitioners constitute a trillion-dollar fraud?
We now know that the four gospels were assigned the names of the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, not written by them.
Most politicians invoke the deities. Supernaturalism pervades our species, consuming billions of person-hours and trillions of dollars.
Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy - and leave a lot of people out.
I believe that abortion is a positive social good. And I suspect that a lot of other people secretly believe the same thing. It’s time…
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, these twelve dubious concepts belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.
Politicians always call religion a mighty force for good. President Reagan labeled it “the bedrock of moral order”. They say it builds brotherhood.
Without religion, divisions would blur with passing generations; children would adapt to new times, mingle, intermarry, forget ancient wounds.
In spite of the purely religious image that it endeavors to put forward, the Vatican is deeply involved in international politics and finance.
If the Roman Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.