"Religion is a hypothesis about the world: the hypothesis that things are the way they are, at least in part, because of supernatural entities or forces acting on the natural world. And there's no good reason to treat it any differently from any other hypothesis. Which includes pointing out its flaws and inconsistencies, asking its adherents to back it up with solid evidence, making jokes about it when it's just being silly, offering arguments and evidence for our own competing hypotheses...and trying to persuade people out of it if we think it's mistaken. It's persuasion. It's the marketplace of ideas. Why should religion get a free ride"
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Petition to keep Ratzinger out of the U.K
Now here's something worth putting your name to. I've alluded to this before but this petition to the U.K government is to prevent them hosting an official visit from Ratzinger. Given the crimes commited all over the world in his church's name, his inability to take personal responsibility and his promotion of anti-human rights legislation in many countries, this is not a man to be feted by a liberal democracy.