As the current wave of religion-fuelled insanity sweeps The West, it is easy to forget that around six hundred years ago, we were doing the same thing.
I give you; The Crusades and The Inquisitions.
Oh yes, back then we were fine with dealing death and destruction to anyone who resisted OUR religions.
But six hundred years later, two things have happened in The West.
Firstly, we have MELLOWED OUT; if people do not share our religious views, we forget it and move on.
And secondly, we are GROWING UP; today, many churches have been deconsecrated and put to more constructive use – community centres, performance venues, even recording studios.
So where does this leave us?
Well, if one could step into a time machine and travel six hundred years into the FUTURE, one would hope to see that those currently committing atrocities had similarly mellowed – with their religions equally on the decline.
While in The West, all religions would have long since DIED OUT.
Here is a bumper sticker for you – “RELIGION RETARDS THE ASCENT OF MAN” – use it with my blessing.