Now that I've given the Dalai Lama his due, praised Buddhism, generally, and shown how much I am a Pantheist, let me express how much empathy I have with educated atheists.
Bill Maher (click), my HBO hero, repeatedly lampoons religious fervor, pointing out the madness of the passion for insane religious doctrine. How can anyone believe today that there is a God who cares whether or not we eat shrimp!
So, on that note, I want to share three delightful reviews:
1. I n God, Distrust
GOD IS NOT GREAT
How Religion Poisons Everything.
By Christopher Hitchens.
2. Better living without God?
Religion is a dangerously irrational mirage, says Dawkins
Sunday, October 15, 2006
The God Delusion
3. Manufacturing belief
The origin of religion is in our heads, explains developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert. First we figured out how to make tools, then created a supernatural being.
By Steve Paulson
May. 15, 2007 | In Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass," Alice tells the White Queen that she cannot believe in impossible things. But the Queen says
There is also a funny interview with C H in New York Mag: