Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Religion: hindering free thought and poisoning minds all over the world
As we all know, naturalistic materialists (also known as atheists) are the only ones who think freely. They are the only ones who open themselves up to scientific and philosophical scrutiny. They would never push their kids to hold to ideas like naturalistic materialism. And there is no way they would ever threat with consequences those who would abandon their worldview. And there is no "psychological button" that could be pressed to blindly convince someone that materialism, physical properties, and matter in motion is all that there is. Nope, the materialistic worldview is completely free from all prejudice and all bias. They are the only ones out there who are after the truth. And they were willing to follow the truth wherever it may lead. Right?
I think we all know better. While it is unhelpful to categorize naturalistic materialism as a religion, it can be every bit as dogmatic, close-minded, prejudicial and hateful as any religion. And any "free-thinking" producer of a video like the one above would have known this to be the case and should have mentioned his own worldview along with the others.