The last word

(Canscene) — from The End of Faith by Sam Harris.
For anyone with eyes to see there can be no doubt that religious faith remains a perpetual source of human conflict. Religion persuades otherwise intelligent men and women to not think, ot to think badly about questions of civilizational importance.

And yet it remains taboo to criticize religious faith in our society or to even observe that some religions are less compassionate and less tolerant than others. What is worst in us (outright delusion) has been elevated beyond the reach of criticism while what is best (reason and intellectual honesty)  must remain hidden for fear of giving offense…

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