"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"

Greta Christina

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Blair against "those who scorn God"

Tony Blair the former British Prime Minister who famously “didn’t do God”when he was in office has called upon all faiths to rally together against secular attacks from “those who scorn God”.
Those who scorn God and those who do violence in God’s name, both represent views of religion. But both offer no hope for faith in the twenty first century.”
Well he’s right of course, neither religious fundamentalism nor atheism offer hope for faith in the 21st century. However secularism does offer hope for peace, humanity and civilisation in this century which religion in any guise cannot.
The myth that world ecumenicalism will prevent the spread of religious extremism is a recurring one but which history shows is very unlikely to translate into reality. Maybe Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jews and Hindus will unite against a common enemy. But only for as long as their competing faiths can stand it. Then it will be back to the tribalism, the terror and the bombs.
I have no idea how such an obviously well travelled, sophisticated and intelligent man like Blair can be taken in by this nonsense. The very fact that he has converted to Catholicism at a time when that particular cult has fallen into such disrepute shows a distinct lack of critical thinking from the man who lead the country into war alongside G.W Bush, that other famously religion deluded leader.


  1. Wow.............. BUSH's LAP DOG finally grew the balls to speak up??? What an A-HOLE!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hey Tony Blair, stick your Geebus up your ass, right next to your INTEGRITY!

  3. Hey, LAP DOG...... TONY BLAIR, you really can't scorn what doesn't exist! A much SMARTER man than you, CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, said,''That which can be ASSERTED without proof, can also be DISMISSED.'' So Bunky, your g-d has been proven to the same extent as your weapons of MASS-DESTRUCTION were in IRAQ .......... You DUMB ASS!

  4. I,m not sure that Tony reads this blog. But you never know :)