Religion

Religion


Exalting the Irrational Over the Rational

When a group claims they have a religious reason for being treated specially, what they mean is they don’t have a reason. They just have always done it that way and want to continue. For example, we indulge those who don’t want to wear protective headgear when riding a motorcycle, pharmacists to refuse customers who do not share their religious views or who refuse military service for religious reasons. Yet we do not indulge those who want the same exemptions for actual reasons, such a protective headgear makes them claustrophobic, they believe such some medicines to be harmful or who oppose killing people on the grounds it just leads to more killing. We exalt the irrational over the rational.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Projection

One of the key features of human psychology is projection. When people have socially unacceptable impulses, they deny them and project others as having them. Often they project desires to murder, torture, bully etc. on their deities.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)

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