One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. -Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer (1917-2008)
You need to go see what I posted (and Voxpeeps added to) over on the G+ yesterday. How religion is like a penis.
And why would you not post such a thing to WP? Hmmmmm?
I want to see! I’m also a beta tester for G+. What’s your name there; I’ll look for you…
Maybe not the morality, but just the idea of compassion for others, which religion and science both sometimes lack as well. I miss Clarke, though.
I agree with HG, but in this case it’s probably just semantical–he’s from an era where “moral” and/or “appropriate” behavior was pretty rigidly defined. E.g., it’s indecent to sit on a chair which is still warm from accomodating a gentlemen. We’ve stretched morality to include such indecencies as acceptable. Unfortunately, giggling and farting on the same chair is still questionable. Dayum.
Similarly, certain political groups hijacked patriotism.
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