I shall not be posting anything for the next month as I am returning to the UK to attend the History Weekend at Winchester in October.
A great argument against organised religion from that well-known philosopher, Homer Simpson…
“I’m not a bad guy. I work hard and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I’m going to Hell?”
Religion can only compel allegiance with violence and threats – Hell, blasphemy laws, jihad and, most of all, guilt. The emperor truly has no clothes.
From 1947 to 1979, the income of the bottom fifth of Americans rose by 122%. From 1979 to 2009, the income of the top 1% rose by 270% whilst the income of the other 99% remained stagnant. Continue reading “Picture Of The Day #20”
Norwich Union Society*
“All that we want is the constitution of our country in its original purity, whereby the people may be fairly, fully and annually represented in parliament, the House of Commons cleared of that numerous swarm of Placemen and Pensioners who fatten upon the vitals of a half famished and oppressed people.”
*The Norwich Union Society – not the insurance company, a post-Napoleonic Wars political group. Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #56”
This is obviously about American politics but tell me this isn’t true of just about every economy in the West since the 1970s?
“There is the moral dualism that sees good and evil as instincts within us between which we must choose. But there is also what I will call pathological dualism that sees humanity itself as radically… divided into the unimpeachably good and the irredeemably bad. You are either one or the other.”
Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #55”
Yuval Noah Harari
“From an ethical perspective, monotheism was arguably one of the worst ideas in human history.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #54”