Religulous by Bill Maher



... but if you believe that the world is gonna come to an end, and perhaps any day now, does it not drain one's motivation to improve life on earth while we're here?

Plain fact is the religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having key decisions made by religious people, by irrationalists, by those who would steer the ship of state not by a compass but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken.

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Faith is making a virtue out of not thinking. ... And those who preach faith and enable and elevate it are our intelectual slaveholders keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction. Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do.

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Except that since there are no gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people with their own corruptions, limitations and agendas.
The only appropriate attitude for men to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble, and that's what man needs to be. Considering that human history is just a litany of getting shit dead wrong.

Direct excerpt from the documentary Religulous by Bill Maher

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