The bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the poliical behavior of Western Civilization. Robert Anton Wilson Benedict Xvi, Bible Lessons, Atheism, Pope Speaking, Benedict Xvi, Benoit Xvi, Vatican Cities
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Wow. "I believe in morality, which is doing right regardless of what I am told... not in religion, which is doing what I am told regardless of what is right." This isn't true for all religion of course, but there's validity to it for a lot of religious people in the world, I think.
Atheism, Religion, Christianity, God is Imaginary, The Bible. Buy a Bible, never read it and you're a good Christian. Buy a Bible, read parts of it and you become a pious sonofabitch. Buy a Bible, study it thoroughly and you become an atheist, hated by every Christian.