Thursday, August 10, 2017
Religion cannot survive in our Age of Science. A review of "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" by Christopher Hitchens.
"Although Islam has risen all over the globe to fight for its life with fire and tongue against scientific truth, against criticism, against freedom of body and mind, and continues successfully to rake in its converts by intimidation and even persuasion, it is doomed just as the other religions are doomed, being but the ritual perpetuation of a long-outdated belief, and will dwindle away to nothing as so many religions have done before it. Coming generations in an ever more closely communicating world will find it harder and harder to believe in the unbelievable."
I have read the book by Hitchens and I recommend it. Even better was "Faith Versus Fact" by Jerry Coyne.
The god fantasy dropped dead in 1859 when Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. Good riddance.