religion

Madder Voices

Posted on: March 12th, 2012 by robert No Comments

 

Britain's most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O’Brien has labelled the government's proposal to legalise gay marriage as "grotesque and madness".... Read More

A Convenient Fiction

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by robert No Comments

 

“He who does not bring to the study of religion a sort of religious sentiment cannot speak about it. He is like a blind man trying to talk about colour.” Emil Durkheim

“Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact it falls in with our instinctual desires.” Freud

The wild-eyed black woman, dressed in her Sunday best of twin set and pearls, gripped mercilessly onto the hand bars of the bus as though she was clutching on for life over a trap door into the fiery flames of hell.... Read More

RIP Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by robert No Comments

 

"I suppose I should close now because I've said all I wanted to say for myself... In the meantime we have the same job we always had, to say, as thinking people and as humans, that there are no final solutions, there is no absolute truth, there is no supreme leader, there is no totalitarian solution that says that if you will just give up your freedom of inquiry, if you would just give up, if you will simply abandon your critical faculties, a world of idiotic bliss can be yours. We have to begin by repudiating all such claims - grand rabbis, chief ayatollahs, infallible popes, the peddlers of mutant quasi-political worship, the dear leader, great leader, we have no need of any of this. And looking at them and their record I realise it is they who are the grand imposters, and my own imposture (has been) mild by comparison."