Monday, September 25, 2006

Get the proof

"No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.” If we can get people to realize this truth of Thoreau’s regarding religion, if we can get them to demand proof of the outrageous claims made by all of the “revealed” religions, it’s just a matter of time until they will demand proof from the governments of the world for such things as WMD, why paying taxes is necessary, etc. Proving the “revealed” religions wrong is easy. Proving the governments wrong is also easy. The hard part is instilling in people the ability of independent questioning. To do this, we need to demonstrate to them that if you openly question Oz, your limbs will not magically fall off. Once this is done, once people get used to independent thought and action, everything else will fall into place.