Sunday, 21 July 2019

"One of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority, it's an indispensable thing." #QotD


"Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things. Because to demystify supposedly 'holy texts that are dictated by god' -- and show that they are man-made -- what you have to show are their internal inconsistencies and absurdities. One of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority, it's an indispensable thing. People can call it blasphemy if they like, but if they call it that they must assume there is something to be blasphemed, some divine work. Well, I don't accept that premise."
          ~ Christopher Hitchens, from his interview (above) with Jeremy Paxman

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