“One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion…”

“One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.”—Bertrand Russell

According to a survey conducted last year by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 66 percent of Americans view atheists unfavorably – double the disrelish for Muslims. Another survey, this by the Kaiser Foundation, The Washington Post and Harvard University, revealed that 69 percent of Americans would be disturbed if a family member married an atheist. In the last presidential election, 49 percent of the electorate said it wouldn’t under any circumstances vote for an atheist.

1 thought on ““One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion…”

  1. Thanks for both the Bertrand Russell and Mark Twain quotes. No matter how just a cause (and this war plan rates pretty low on that scale), you can count on political leaders both to use phony morality and outright lies to deceive the populace, and also to invoke religion, which, as politicians, they almost by definition do not actually practice.

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