Religion, Atheism and Philosophy
My religious beliefs, or rather my lack thereof,
come from my interest in science.
Because religion is such an emotive topic, these have been separated from my scientific pages.
It is a shame that this is necessary.
It is my belief that religion being emotional is crucial to the reasons for its success,
since it means people do not examine the evidence as to whether it is true
My core religious belief is that we are alone,
but it's not the end of the world.
We can still do something with this universe.
Religions have done much good, and much harm.
My main point is that they are not true
Their claims about the universe are not true.
Judaism has a fairly benign history.
My pages on it are mainly about its enemies
the most violent and oppressive religion in the world today.
As belief in traditional religions has been challenged,
many irrational religion-substitutes have grown up.
By far the most evil religion of all time
(in terms of body count)
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
But it gives you an idea:
- David Hume
- Thomas Paine
- Thomas Jefferson
- Edward Gibbon
- Charles Darwin
- Andrew Dickson White
- Robert Green Ingersoll
- Bertrand Russell
- A.J. Ayer
- Karl Popper
- Richard Dawkins
- Susan Blackmore
- Daniel C. Dennett
- Carl Sagan
- Isaac Asimov
- Marvin Minsky
- Hans Moravec
- Desmond Morris
- Steven Weinberg
- Victor Stenger
- Robert Spencer
- Ibn Warraq
- Ali Sina
- Salman Rushdie
- Taslima Nasrin
- Irshad Manji
- Wafa Sultan
- Nonie Darwish
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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