Archive for the ‘prejudice’ Category

organised religion…turns people into hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate

February 5, 2014

I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it, which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that organised religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.

Elton John

Not that he’s being judgmental or ‘hateful’ about every churchgoer you understand. I only hope he’s ‘compassionate’ enough to tolerate them. That would be awfully good of him. If only we could all learn to be as free of prejudice as Sir Elton.

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The Puritan hated bear-baiting

September 17, 2009

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay

Does this tell us more about the Puritans or our prejudices against them?