Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quote of the Day: Steven Weinberg on Good and Evil

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. - Steven Weinberg
If there's a bigger bunch of thieves out there in the world than the godbags, I can't figure out who. Since the first shaman conned a tribe into buying into the angry gods idea and suckered power and money out of folks all the way up through the Catholic Church's Papal power madness of the dark ages through Rick Warren's slimy book sales and church tithes, it's been about money and power.
I find the Abrahamic godbags the worst of all, from Islam to Mormonism, they're all about keeping women under control and getting the menfolk to be scared enough to kill for their mean manly gods.
And Steven Weinberg's right about good people doing evil things in the name of god, brainwashed into doing things by propaganda and the need to feel righteous.
Even Spidey's been hijacked by the godbags to push fairy tales, it seems.

1 comment:

Pilot said...

Good quote, although unfortunately, I suspect that you don't even need religion to get good people to do bad things. Organized religion is the largest (and probably most powerful) subset of systems of power and control. And I have this sneaky suspicion that it would take a miracle from Jebus for us to rid our collective selves of the tendency of some folks to want to control others, and for those others to not just shake their heads and walk away. I'm guessing that there are some powerful urges built into us from eons of evolutionary pressures to be tribal, and that religion and its ilk grew and developed from this.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson