13 April 2013

The Word on Religious Doctrine

I fancy myself a spiritual person because I long to connect with other living beings. So don't shun me for declaring religious doctrine culturally toxic and morally reprehensible.

We are told that god is mysterious. And if by god is mysterious you mean there is stuff we'll never understand, then I'm with you. We are children of the great mystery.

Otherwise religiosity and the arguments for devotion to one cultural mythology over another fall somewhere between insane and incomprehensible.
"If you wake up tomorrow morning thinking that saying a few Latin words over your pancakes is going to turn them into the body of Elvis Presley, you've lost your mind...But if you think more or less the same thing about a cracker and the body of Jesus, you're just a Catholic."
- Sam Harris
Listen to the following Univeristy of Notre Dame debate where Sam Harris obliterates the pilings and foundation of religious doctrine and the theistic framework of Christianity.

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