Fantastic video from QualiaSoup:
Homeopaths continually demonstrate that they have no real understanding of morality:
- German Homeopathy Companies Pay Journalist who Smears UK Academic
A consortium of pharmaceutical companies in Germany have been paying a journalist €43,000 to run a set of web sites that denigrates an academic who has published research into their products.
These companies, who make homeopathic sugar pills, were exposed in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in an article, Schmutzige Methoden der sanften Medizin (The Dirty Tricks of Alternative Medicine.)
The victim of the attacks, Edzard Ernst, was instrumental, alongside Simon Singh, to further highlight the bogus nature of the foundations of chiropractic treatments in 2009.
Eric MacDonald is absolutely right on this.
It is clear that those who keep harping on that “without religion there are no morals” have not exactly thought things through. It is plain that morals have evolved as we have evolved, grown and formed communities; it is our built-in morals, adapted somewhat to environmental factors, that allows us to function together.
There can be cases that someone can rule a district or a country with ruthlessness, someone who justifies such actions on having a strong country, or perhaps someone who does so in the name of a god. Such persons, or organisations, cannot last. Religion is certainly one such organisation. Religions have inflicted injustices, cruelties and barbarity. As I’ve said in other articles, religion is a moral façade:
Religion, contrary to the naivety expressed by some, cannot lay claim to morality. Religion is a source of enslavement, a source of inequality, a source of barbarity. Humans, as a community-based species, have derived morality from within itself, from within the community, influenced by the social interactions that takes place. And morality changes, progresses, as communities advance. But religion stakes a claim on morality, claims itself as a source of morality, and distorts it for its own means. Here we are, in the 21st century, with the inhumanity and unreason of religion exposed by advances in science and by application of critical thinking. Religion has not only passed its sell-by-date but was defective when conceived and manufactured. Let’s move on and free ourselves.
Religion enslaves. And religion kills, by Kulvinder Singh Matharu
We’ve known religion when it held vast power, when it abused that power and committed vast horrors. Let us not be seduced by whatever gifts they claim to offer, let us not be conned into believing that they command the moral landscape.