Thursday 21 May 2009

Religion vs. Reason

It occurred to me the other day that all religions have to include in their creeds and dogmas some elements of fantasy, irrationality, unprovable assertions or simple nonsense. If they based their teachings on commonsense, reason, rationality and logic we could all belong to the same religion.

We know that wouldn't do at all.

1 comment:

  1. I am reminded of an excellent quote by Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House:

    “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be religious people.”