Apologies for Religion

Atheists imagine they are demonstrating their open-mindedness when they write apologies for religion. But what they are doing is no more virtuous than writing glowing blurbs on how you can make money gambling, using astrology, the superiority of homeopathy, or how to make money responding to Nigerian 419 email scams. It is actually worse. You are encouraging the killing of and discrimination against gays, the abuse of children, religious violence, the suppression of women, the suppression of civil rights and the massive dumbing down of education. Religion is institutionalised lying, pretending to know with certainty things they just made up. It is no more reputable than any other form of lying and deception.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)