Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We Cannot Be Silent

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of
reason is like administering medicine to the dead." --
Thomas Paine

A warning from history: Those of Paine and Jefferson's time thought
religion would have died out by now. Most of the arguments we toss
back and forth about religion were made (albeit perhaps not as well
as they might have been) before we were born. Yet, religion is still
going strong, still interfering with the advance of reason, and still
threatening the survival of us all. If we take the attitude that it is
merely the province of an unimportant fringe group of crackpots
who pose no threat, we will be, at best, irresponsible.

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