Friday, June 15, 2007

Must Read

When will we recognise that religion is always in the mind-control business? ... Organised religion is cultic at its core, but seeks to keep this fact concealed. It is revealed only when its authority is questioned, or when some group takes the neurotic aspects of religion to their natural conclusion. That is the final meaning of the Heaven's Gate community in San Diego.
-John Shelby Spong

For more plain-Jane wisdom of this sort, run out and purchase a copy of Jack Huberman's newest book, The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound.

One more for the road...

I think the greatest gift of the Soviet Union to modern civilization was the dethronement of the clergy and the refusal to let religion be taught in the public schools.
-W.E.B. DuBois


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