Penn Jillette is a well known atheist and he says we should end religion, but if that happened what would Andrei and Lucia use for a crutch then?
Religion cannot and should not be replaced by atheism. Religion needs to go away and not be replaced by anything. Atheism is not a religion. Itâ€™s the absence of religion, and thatâ€™s a wonderful thing.
Religion is not morality. Theists ask me, â€śIf thereâ€™s no god, what would stop me from raping and killing everyone I want to.â€ť My answer is always: â€śI, myself, have raped and killed everyone I want to … and the number for both is zero.â€ť Behaving morally because of a hope of reward or a fear of punishment is not morality. Morality is not bribery or threats. Religion is bribery and threats. Humans have morality. We donâ€™t need religion.
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