“Religious faith represents so uncompromising a misuse of the power of our minds that it forms a kind of perverse, cultural singularity – a vanishing point beyond which rational discourse proves impossible. When foisted upon each generation anew, it renders us incapable of realizing just how much of our world has ceded to a dark and barbarous past.”
– Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.
To all my religious followers (if there are any), I’d totally understand it if you need to stop following me. No hard feelings.
I found this book on the for sale shelf at my local library. And am thrilled…and alarmed…and relieved…and alarmed.
What I’m reading further reinforces my feelings that I will not and can not, in good conscience, believe in a Creator God. Even though it separates me from my entire family and most of the individuals who happen to cross my path.
Killing people for heresy still goes on and will continue until we drop the illusion and find more creative ways of personal transformation.