"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe 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... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
I love this guy. I mean, just look at the beard...Seriously though, I posted a link here ages ago in which he analyzes religion in terms of OCD and schizophrenia. It's one of the most fascinating things I've ever read.
The link between religious thinking and paranoid schizophrenia is something to which I've referred several times, too.
He's got something similar online.Honestly I like his prose better than the lecture. I read this every year or two and always enjoy it.
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