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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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 Today's quote: Russell

"Religion is based... mainly on fear... fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.... My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race."
~ Bertrand Russell

2 Comments:

Blogger Electro said...

Thre is nothing to fear in religion. It is fear that religion removes from a person not the other way around.

10:12 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

I first heard Russell on a video shown by my Theology teacher at Lorain Catholic HS when I was 15.

I don't recall the how or why of that occasion, only how grateful I am to have seen that clip.

Religion removes Reason and replaces it with Faith. Both replace Fear but only Reason proves that the need for a fear isn't real or insurmountable. Faith kills the self. Reason exalts it.

5:24 AM  

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