Monday, June 18, 2007

Imagine a world without religion...

“Imagine no suicide bombers, no 9/11, no 7/7, no Crusades, no witch-hunts, no Gunpowder Plot, no Indian Partition, no Israeli/Palestinian wars, no Serb/Croat/Muslim massacres, no persecution of Jews as ‘Christ-killers’, no Northern Ireland ‘troubles’, no ‘honour killings’, no shiny-suited bouffant-haired televangelists fleecing gullible people of their money (’God wants you to give till it hurts’).

“Imagine no Taliban to blow up ancient statues, no public beheading of blasphemers, no flogging of female skin for showing an inch of it.”

Can you imagine?

In such a world, the Twin Towers would still be standing.

(Quote from The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins, which I’m currently reading.)

(this post shamelessly ripped from : )

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