It’s not often that I’m likely to agree with the late Bertrand Russell on a subject like religion. In most ways he was simply dead wrong. However there is one claim he makes that I can happily echo. He said:
I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue.
Funny, I feel the same way! The level of certainty that I have that religion, in and of itself, is harmful, exactly matches my certainty that all religion is false. Well said, Dr Russell.
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