Saturday, December 13, 2014

Great atheist quote

Today, Jerry Coyne included a quote from Andrew Bernstein in one of his posts:
Here is the tragedy of theology in its distilled essence: The employment of high-powered human intellect, of genius, of profoundly rigorous logical deduction—studying nothing. In the Middle Ages, the great minds capable of transforming the world did not study the world; and so, for most of a millennium, as human beings screamed in agony—decaying from starvation, eaten by leprosy and plague, dying in droves in their twenties—the men of the mind, who could have provided their earthly salvation, abandoned them for otherworldly fantasies.
I love it. Religion is a waste of time and energy. It's killing the planet too, in case you haven't noticed.