„… Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.“

—  Tad Williams, libro City of Golden Shadow

Fuente: City of Golden Shadow

Última actualización 22 de Mayo de 2020. Historia

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„Western religions, all the leading religions, have this schizotypalism shot through them from top to bottom.“

—  Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957

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Contexto: Western religions, all the leading religions, have this schizotypalism shot through them from top to bottom. It's that same exact principle: it's great having one of these guys, but we sure wouldn't want to have three of them in our tribe. Overdo it, and our schizotypalism in the Western religious setting is what we call a "cult," and there you are in the realm of a Charles Manson or a David Koresh or a Jim Jones. You can only do post-hoc forensic psychiatry on Koresh and Jones, but Charles Manson is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. But get it just right, and people are gonna get the day off from work on your birthday for millennia to come. [laughter] This is great! I think this is the first time I've ever said that line without somebody getting up and leaving in a huff from the audience. It's very nice being here.

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„I don't believe you until you tell me, do you really believe, for example, if they say they are Catholic, "Do you really believe that when a priest blesses a wafer, it turns into the body of Christ? Are you seriously telling me you believe that? Are you seriously saying that wine turns into blood?"“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941

Mock them. Ridicule them. In public. Don't fall for the convention that we're all too polite to talk about religion. Religion is not off the table. Religion is not off limits. Religion makes specific claims about the universe which need to be substantiated and need to be challenged and, if necessary, need to be ridiculed with contempt.
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„This vast number of worlds, the enormous scale of the universe… has not been taken into account, even superficially, in virtually no religion, and especially in no Western religions.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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„Translation: "If wine is fine, everything is fine, and if it's bad, never mind, as long as it is wine."“

—  Julián Hernández 1960

"Si el vino está bien, todo está bien, y si está mal, da lo mismo, con tal de que sea vino..."
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„I rather like bad wine," said Mr. Mountchesney; "one gets so bored with good wine.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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