There is a FB meme (because The Goddess chats with me via FB all the time) that goes something like this — “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy, not religion.” — Randy Walker
BAM! And the sad truth is — religion unmoors many people’s innate sense of morality and they develop this flock of lemming mentality.
History has shown us what weak willed individuals are capable of doing to even their ‘friends & neighbors’ if an authority figure directs them to do it and there is peer pressure.
Religion is just one more ‘club’ with peer pressure and an authority figure running the thing for their own personal power trip.
Another favorite — “ Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality for for people who have been there” — David Bowie.
Good Humans don’t use anything as an excuse to stop being Good Humans or to tolerate injustice.
Great piece James. I wanted to highlight the whole of it. ❤