Posts Tagged ‘religion’

After the Rapture…

Is religion the root of all evil?

Last night I was sat listening to the Muslim prayers – the Salah on television – don’t ask – and it struck me how really quite poetic they are. It reminded me of a time I walked into a cathedral with a Russian friend (somewhat relevant given the mention of Stalin below) and heard a choir rehearsing parts of Mozart’s Requiem, extremely haunting with just two of us stood in the place and the choir out of site.

I’m not religious, I am seriously not religious – I have loathed organised religion since I was capable of free thought. I can’t stand the notion of faith in a higher being, I can’t stand the way it is used to control people, and I really can’t stand that its followers actually believe that I’m the stupid one. But hey, I can give as good as I get when it comes to that one. However, I have to admit that the various religions have given the world some things of real beauty in terms of architecture, art, poetry and music. It’s a pity they couldn’t have done the same for society. Read the rest of this entry »

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