Saturday, December 23, 2006

It's A Shame

It's a shame I have to be an atheist and I blame religion. If these issues had been settled by now we would all be post-theist, paying no more than academic bemusement to the lore of yore.

God was shot in the head on November 24, 1859 and died 22 years later. We ought to have held a tidy funeral, paid final respects, mourned for a polite 50 years, and been done with it. God may be in his grave, but religion is proving more difficult to kill. It is much better organized, better supported, and better funded.

I show up, a century postmortem, and we're still in stage one. Thanks religion. Now I've got to be an atheist. Yuk.