Sunday, December 11, 2005

"The single worst idea in history"

What do you think is the single worst idea in history?

Without question, ethical monotheism. The idea of one true god. The idea that our life and ethical conduct on earth determines how we will go in the next world. This has been responsible for most of the wars and bigotry in history.

But religion has also been responsible for investing countless lives with meaning and inner richness.

I lead a perfectly healthy, satisfactory life without being religious. And I think more people should try it.

(from What's the big idea?, an interview with Peter Watson)

1 comment:

Alejandro Millan Mon said...

Many gods would be better?
And, without God does it make any sense?
And I live a perfect and healthy life being religious. Why don`t you try?