Religious Fanaticism Strikes Again

Well, as we all feared, the perpetrators of the blood bath in San Bernardino yesterday appear to have had some connection with radical Islamic terrorism. 

I do not blame all Muslims for the sick thinking of the violent minority among them.  Neither do I blame all Christians for the acts of their fundamentalists, such as shooting up Planned Parenthood clinics.  But I do blame the foundational premise of all religions for these acts:  the assertion of the reality of the supernatural and the magical powers and authority of invisible ghosts and gods.

How often do we read in the newspaper that a secular humanist has opened fire in a crowded mall in the name of secular humanism?

Supernaturalism causes otherwise sane people to do things that normally only the criminally insane would do.  Abandon supernaturalism.  Embrace secular humanism.

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