A friend of mine posted the following quote to his Facebook status late last night:
If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
H. P. Lovecraft
By the time he logged back on this morning, the comments were packed with offended Christians, who immediately launched an attack on atheism. The whole thing got rather contentious, and at some point, someone stated that it would be better if everyone wasn’t so closed of mind. Of course, this reminded me of one of my favorite Tim Minchin bits, which I posted for the enjoyment of the participants.
Of course, if one Tim Minchin bit is good, then two must be better.
It’s always somewhat startling to me how a simple statement suggesting that religion’s claims of truth might not, in fact, be true, prompts so much righteous indignation. Finally, in the spirit of the season, here is Tim Minchin celebrating Christmas. Seriously.