Religion is Hubris

The fact that stares one in the face is that people of the greatest sincerity and of all levels of intelligence differ and have always differed in their religious beliefs. Since at most one faith can be true, it follows that human beings are extremely liable to believe firmly and honestly in something untrue in the field of revealed religion. One would have expected this obvious fact to lead to some humility, to some thought that however deep one's faith, one may conceivably be mistaken. Nothing is further from the believer, any believer, than this elementary humility. All in his power ... must have his faith rammed down their throats. In many cases children are indeed indoctrinated with the disgraceful thought that they belong to the one group with superior knowledge who alone have a private wire to the office of the Almighty, all others being less forturnate than they themselves.


Quoting Sir Hermann Bondi. To claim that you know the mind of god with great certainty is incredibly egotistical when you consider all the other divergent religious opinions making the same claim.

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 God and the New Physics
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Davies , Paul (2006-09-28), God and the New Physics, ePenguin, Retrieved on 2012-01-23
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