A Parable for Religious People

October 19, 2008 by
Filed under: Religion 

I am staunchly secular and so are most of the people I know.  I respect other peoples’ choice to follow a religion as long as they do not try and force their beliefs onto me.

One of the most powerful polemic pieces on mainstream religions I have ever read is the parable named “Kissing Hank’s Ass“, written by James Huber. The story uses simple down-to-earth language, but indirectly addresses many philosophical concepts, such as:

  • Identifying circular arguments
  • Occam’s Razor
  • Pascal’s Wager
  • Evidence for the afterlife
  • Contradictions in religious scriptures
  • Religious restrictions on sexual behaviour

Check it out.

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