Monday, May 16, 2005
Quote of the Day
"Blind faith can justify anything. If a man believes in a different god, or even if he uses a different ritual for worshipping the same god, blind faith can decree that he should die - on the cross, at the stake, skewered on a Crusader's sword, shot in a Beirut street, or blown up in a bar in Belfast. Memes for blind faith have their own ruthless ways of propagating themselves. This is true of patriotic and political as well as religious blind faith."
Richard Dawkins, 1989.
Found via The Secular Web.
Faith: Firm belief in something for which there is no proof.
Blind faith: Firm belief in something for which there is no proof and the refusal to consider any other explanation.