Thursday, July 16, 2009
On Pharyngula, today, PZ Myers (rogue atheist biologist) launches a gentle, but nevertheless full-frontal attack on "religion" as a social institution. Religion, he asserts, is a failed explanation for the world. It just doesn't line up with the evidence, at all. And the myth of God has been conclusively demonstrated not to be necessary to create or maintain a just and humane society (if anything, the opposite is true).
So, if religion has no useful explanatory power, and if we don't need it to make our lives better and richer, why not just toss the whole ball of fluff out?