Are you completely programmed?
“Don’t lead me; I may not follow. Don’t follow me; I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” Dr. Robert Anthony
Let’s start by stirring things up a bit. That’s always fun, eh? How do you feel about the following quotes?
· “Prayer: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.” Ambrose Bierce (I think Bierce is saying prayer is not only quite unscientific for the most part, but selfish—individually and collectively—as well.)
· “Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge of things without parallel.” Ambrose Bierce. (This sounds like just taking someone—or some book’s—word for something without checking to see if it makes any real sense.)
· “Impiety: Your irreverence toward my deity.” Ambrose Bierce (This one suggests that you can criticize my religion but I can’t do the same to yours.)
· “Religion: The art of turning superstition into coin.” Ambrose Bierce (I like this one a lot. It speaks for itself.)
These come from one of my favorite writers. Here’s a short bio from Wikipedia: