Sunday, January 3, 2016

Religious delusions are destroying us: “Nothing more than man-made contrivances of domination and submission” - Salon.com

Religious delusions are destroying us: “Nothing more than man-made contrivances of domination and submission” - Salon.comAll religions are nothing more than man-made contrivances of domination and submission, exploited by humans for mundane ends, and accoutered with sundry superstitious rituals meant to ensure tribal loyalty and generate animosity toward outsiders. Long before we in the West knew of faith-sanctioned female genital mutilation or the hurling of gays from rooftops, Shakespeare declared, “What damned error but some sober brow/will bless it and approve it with a text/hiding the grossness with fair ornament.” And remember: the “damned errors” and “grossness” are all for naught. Religion is a lie, and those who profess it, dupes of the lie.