Foreword, March 03, 2016
Like the Catholic Pope Francis (2015) I believe there are good people who are atheists (just as there are good people who belong to some religious sect or other). Religious belief alone is not a gateway to goodness or morality.
Indeed, a religious person does good deeds out of hope for reward in heaven or fear of God’s punishment (for not doing that deed); either way, his or her motive is selfish. In contrast, an atheist does a good deed simply because he feels it is the right thing to do.
July 30, 2017 RELIGION AS PURE HOPIUM
Most Americans believe that a man:
- Walked on water,
- Rose from the grave three days after his death, and
- Levitated himself to the sky, there to dwell forever.
At the same time, many Americans doubt that humans walked on the moon.
There was never a better case of delusion than that!