Here comes some “supplementary” material to my previous posting on religion and faith. From time to time, I shall continue to add some more detailed stuff on this subject to my blog but for now, just check the H.E.R.B page of Ed Krebs‘ web site. (The cartoon above was taken from there.) You can find some very intelligent quotes about religion, from the famous writers and thinkers of the world. Here comes a mini selection:
“Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.”
“You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.”
— Anne Lamott
“I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”
— Susan B. Anthony 1896
“Religion is the most dangerous energy source known to humankind. The moment a person (or government or religion or organization) is convinced that God is either ordering or sanctioning a cause or project, anything goes. The history, worldwide, of religion-fueled hate, killing, and oppression is staggering.”
Do visit the site for more cartoons and quotations.