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bbenzai at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 3 13:10:02 UTC 2010
In addition to what's already been said, the morality taught by religions is inevitably based on the idea that the greatest good is voluntary (and sometimes not so voluntary) subjugation to a higher power. That's hardly morality, it's slavery and bullying.
The fact that the higher power almost certainly doesn't even exist, just makes it (slightly) worse.
Richard Dawkins calls religious education of children child abuse, and I tend to agree.
Finally, it seems that the more religious a community is, the /less/ moral it's members seem to be, as they are more willing to suspend or override ordinary morality for the sake of an illusory 'greater good'. There's never been a pogrom, crusade or suicide bombing in the name of atheism.
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