Friday, March 21, 2014

Dogma and Theism?

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion" Physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg.

 I could replace the word religion in the above quote, with the more encompassing word dogma. Dogma is a built in and dangerous flaw of theism, but the word dogma has a wider scope, and a broader area of evil to fight against. The analogy is still completely coherent, and in my view, can be more generalized and therefore potentially more effective - even if a little blunted from the original spear-point of targeting religion. In my view, dogma is inherent in most of the world's large religions, but the literal word dogma has a wider vision and covers the Nazi's and other dictators, despots, oppresors, tyrants and all the countless dogmatic caused atrocities of history. So by using the word dogma as well as, or instead of, religion, one could possibly cover two bases at the same time.

 "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire.

Thanks, Brady.

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