Thursday 22 February 2018

We stress about Scientology but give other faiths a free pass

Mission Impossible: Protesters outside the official opening of Scientology's European base in Firhouse, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren
Mission Impossible: Protesters outside the official opening of Scientology's European base in Firhouse, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

To the non-religious mind, all forms of faith are vaguely absurd.

It doesn't really matter what form that form of religious expression may take. But if you believe, as science suggests, that we're born, we live and then we die just like every other organic life form on the planet, then the idea of an afterlife, or eternal salvation, or a celestial controller-in-chief simply doesn't stack up.

That's not to say that all religions are inherently dishonest, just that they are all wrong.

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