Into that heaven of freedom…

What I want to happen to religion in the future is this: I want it to be like bowling. It’s a hobby, something some people will enjoy, that has some virtues to it, that will have its own institutions and its traditions and its own television programming, and that families will enjoy together. It’s not something I want to ban or that should affect hiring and

It’s a hobby, something some people will enjoy, that has some virtues to it, that will have its own institutions and its traditions and its own television programming, and that families will enjoy together. It’s not something I want to ban or that should affect hiring and

It’s not something I want to ban or that should affect hiring and firing decisions, or that interferes with public policy. It will be perfectly harmless as long as we don’t elect our politicians on the basis of their bowling score, or go to war with people who play nine-pin instead of ten-pin, or use folklore about backspin to make decrees about how biology works.

  • PZ Myers, biology professor (b. 9 Mar 1957)

Off for the day, folks. Back tomorrow; be safe.

 

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One thought on “Into that heaven of freedom…

  1. Amen, My Father, I second that and let my country awake to that… but our minds are not without fear, neither are our heads held high… and the stream of reason flows muddied and muddled and the aridity of our sands of creative thought sweep across the nation, all the while drying up our consciousness and consciences.. where education is not really free.. where we struggle to think, let alone act.. in this world we are born and may we wake up tomorrow in the heaven we wanted to make of it.. Amen…

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