2010年11月21日 星期日

無端想起信仰

我雖然反對宗教,但亦不能不否認信仰有其需要。
只要人類繼續受未知困擾、恐懼死亡,以及沉迷自我擴張,信仰/宗教絕對大有市場。與其妄想人類一下子求真相、用邏輯、信科學,倒不如以一些經現代文明閹割、殺傷力大減、人侵性大削的宗教(如只涉個人救贖的基督教或佛教),填補過渡期的精神需要,免一些與現代普世價值為敵的邪教或暴力意識有機可乘,任小數人藉破壞和仇恨,發泄個人的不滿及無力。

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Magic 提到...

Religions are not necessary, it is time for human to retire religions and let them go into the myths category with HP, LOTR, Batman etc.

Magic 提到...

"Because there are no easy remedies for social inequality, many scientists and public intellectuals also believe that the great masses of humanity are best kept sedated by pious delusions. Many assert they can get along just fine without an imaginary friend, most human beings will always need a believe in God. In my experience, people holding this opinion never seems to notice how condescending, unimaginative, and pessimistic a view it is of the rest of humanity -- and of generations to come." -- Sam Harris (The Moral Landscape)