Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Religion can't be stopped?

W in Beijing:

Well first of all, if you are a religious person you understand that once religion takes hold in a society it can't be stopped.

Yet here we once more get very good reason religion should be stopped. I love how the article marginalizes this behavior calling them a "cult" and not a "religion". Crazy cult members, thinking God would raise someone from the dead. No real religion would teach something so silly...

Can it be stopped? I think teaching rational skepticism and empiricism will certainly help. I think less clever people will remain prone to supernaturalism, but I think a society can be transformed with truth.