Quote Of The Day: Bertrand Russell

6 03 2009

“You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.”

— Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, 1927

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6 03 2009
futiledemocracy

Fantastic quote. And very true.

10 03 2009
Paen

Lets be fair now,while many folks calling themselves Christians are little better
than facsists there are other folks like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks who were devout Christians who were inspired by their faith to make this a better world.Furthermore if we want to control the damage done by the fanatics we need the cooperation of reasonable people of many diferent points of view.

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