Saturday, October 13, 2012

Documental: A Rough History of Disbelief, parte 3

La tercera parte y final de esta serie de documentales. Abajo las citas que aparecen intercaladas en el mismo. Me gustan los comentarios finales de Jonathan Miller:

There is a long list of atrocity committed in the name of religion and an equally long history of a truly heroic opposition. So in essence, this series is a tribute to those who have won for me and many others the right to stand up and to be counted.

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst; every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in; but this attempts to stride beyond the grave, and seeks to pursue us into eternity." -- Thomas Paine

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet." -- NapoleĆ³n Bonaparte

“If he is infinitely good, what reason should we have to fear him? If he is infinitely wise, what doubts should we have concerning our future? If he knows all, why warn him of our needs and fatigue him with our prayers? If he is everywhere, why erect temples to him?" -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

"All thinking men are atheists." -- Ernest Hemingway

"I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars or that a cat should play with mice." -- Charles Darwin

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." -- George Bernard Shaw

"The rest of our inquiry is made easy because this God-Creator is openly called Father. Psycho-analysis concludes that he really is the father, clothed in the grandeur in which he once appeared to the small child." -- Sigmund Freud

"Why should I spend half of my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell?" -- Homer Simpson