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. It‚Äôs the absence of religion, and that‚Äôs a wonderful thing.
Religion is not morality. Theists ask me, ‚ÄúIf there‚Äôs no god, what would stop me from raping and killing everyone I want to.‚ÄĚ My answer is always: ‚ÄúI, myself, have raped and killed everyone I want to … and the number for both is zero.‚ÄĚ 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 don‚Äôt need religion.
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