“SMOKE & MIRRORS?

Why is it taboo in nearly every corner of our culture to question religion?

Religion is so sheltered from criticism that it allows perfectly sane/intelligent people to believe en masse what only idiots and lunatics could believe in isolation.

If you believe that saying a few Latin words over your pancakes will turn it into the body of Elvis – you are crazy.

elvis

But if you believe that the same mumbo jumbo over a cracker will transform it into the body of Christ – you are just Catholic.

transubstantiation

Family values, everyone agrees, are important.

Shouldn’t they include, at a minimum, honesty and a healthy respect for intellectual integrity?

🙂 🙂 🙂

[“Stray Thoughts” is a weekly opportunity to go skinny dippin’ in muddled puddles of questionable beliefs & crazy ideas. Join me if you dare.]

“A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions.”

– Nietzsche –

 

 

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