Famed biologist: Religion ‘is dragging us down’ and must be eliminated ‘for the sake of human progress’
“So I would say that for the sake of human progress, the best thing we could possibly do would be to diminish, to the point of eliminating, religious faiths. But certainly not eliminating the natural yearnings of our species or the asking of these great questions.”
So the elderly Jehovah’s Witness ladies going door to door won’t be beat up then?*
We always knew Darwin’s mob thought this way. We just didn’t expect to see it all made so clear so soon.
Notice, these atheist types always talk about “religious faiths,” never about explicit beliefs, such as that members of one religion have the right to oppress and extort money from members of another one, or that men have the right to beat their wives or take women as sex slaves or murder people who convert to another religion.
Which religions actually teach this and which don’t? Can we have an honest discussion for once?
I (O’Leary for News) have two simple rules for discussing any such issue:
1) If you won’t discuss the real situation on the ground, I don’t have the time. Islamic terror is an issue in my own country; Jehovah’s Witnesses are not. Atheist cowards fudge this point by yattering aimlessly about “religion,” and it is high time to start calling them out everywhere for the useless cowards they really are.
2) I need facts. Some religious beliefs are compatible with civil liberties in the Western sense and some are not. For example, what beliefs are truly compatible with civil liberties for women and what beliefs are not?
*It was in fact a Jehovah’s Witness lawyer who helped engineer Canada’s first bill of rights “I am a Canadian”, because Witnesses’ civil liberties had been violated in World War II.
See also: Christians should be eradicated? (Incidentally, in an emergency, it finally became possible in Canada to talk beyond the secular burkha of political correctness. )
Sociobiology (Wilson’s clever invention.)
Soon, back to work.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose