Quote for the day

I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race.

Gore Vidal

It is the unreasoning belief of religion itself that must be considered disreputable — not Judaism, Christianity, or Islam per se, for they all make the same demands of their followers: belief without evidence or even against evidence (or, faith), and blind obedience.

Once reason and character have been breached, anything is possible — and the Abrahamic monotheisms, one and all, strive relentlessly toward undermining both. That’s the point of Albert the Pious’ complaint that it’s audacious to question the Bible, and that’s the point of celebrating Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac. Religion is a leftover from humanity’s infancy, and I am glad to see it dying.

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