Friday, October 2, 2009
"As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is no such thing as religion over-riding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel or incontinent and claim to have God on his side."
"By their fruits you will know them"
How many times it is more obvious than an explosion that we use religion as a blanket to hide, and even to warm and cultivate the most grievous evils and the craziest self-deceptions. I look for a formula, a fool-proof set of words, procedures, etc, to prevent this. In a better religion. In an anti-religion. In a medical book. But I find it not. I only find myself using the same blanket in the same way. Lord have mercy. The soiled curtain of the temple.