Seriously, it's downright weird to find something by PZ Myers in the Washington Post. In an article in the "On Faith" section, he tells religious people what they can toss in the trash. Here's an excerpt from the article:
The imaginary threat of hell and promise of heaven aren’t needed to keep us in line. We do good because we’re happy to help our communities and see our fellow human beings thrive. Telling us we’re going to be set on fire by a malicious god if we don’t behave isn’t just unbelievable, it’s insulting — we don’t need extortion or offers of imaginary paradise cookies to do the right thing. Why do you?I love it. Go read the whole thing.