Ed's talk: Oct 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dear Religion... Yours, Science: The Joke That Needs to Go Away

Religion has been an inspiration to many of the world's creators of music, literature and the graphic arts. And so has other forms of mythology.

But, to take as an example which I have been concerned with in recent years, when Blake asked the question "And did those feet in ancient times, walk upon England's mountains green, and was the Holy Lamb of God on England's pleasant pastures seen" referring to the legend that Jesus visited England as a child with Joseph of Arimathea:


touching as the thought may be especially to the English, the answer has to be a resounding no! It's absurd as are also all the legends and dogmas of the Church and other religions.

Religion may have something to teach us about art and mythology but, in this day and age, it has not been a benevolent force IMO.

Looking at the actual history of religion, it's impossible for me to accept that it should be put on an equal footing with science.
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