Our Desire for Immortality is Killing Us

Our desire for immortality is killing us. We selfishly cling to the comfort of mythology at the expense of the real world. This must change. Yet we continue to sacrifice the substance of this life at the alter of faith in the afterlife, and we call this foolishness "holy"! How many billions of lives are our bronze-age beliefs worth? How many human sacrifices can we justify in assuaging our personal fears? Isn't the loss of even one life too high a cost for sustaining irrationally justified belief? In a technologically advanced society capable of producing weapons of mass destruction, the exchange rate between the real and the hoped-for is far too high. This is the take-home lesson of the World Trade Center. We can no longer afford to fool ourselves: religion must be done away with if mankind is to survive.

Views: 44

Comment by Mario Rodgers on April 15, 2010 at 2:08pm
I agree.
Comment by Michael R on April 15, 2010 at 10:56pm
What a nice title for the next sermon at the church nearest you. I can see the pastor/priest now... Our Desire for Immortality is Killing Us...let us all prey (spelling intended).

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Blog Posts

The tale of the twelve officers

Posted by Davis Goodman on August 27, 2014 at 3:04am 5 Comments

Birthday Present

Posted by Caila Rowe on August 26, 2014 at 1:29am 14 Comments

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service