Religion does no harm... Does it?
- FOR: guest_4199 [05-20 04:26 pm] in today's shout box. Not enough room there for this post.
Faith is powerful enough to immunize people against all appeals to pity, to forgiveness, to decent human feelings. It even immunizes them against fear, if they honestly believe that a martyr's death will send them straight to heaven. What a weapon! Religious faith deserves a chapter to itself in the annals of war technology, on an even footing with the longbow, the warhorse, the tank and the hydrogen bomb." - Richard Dawkins, 'The Blind Watchmaker', endnotes to chapter 11 ("Blind faith can justify anything")