Charles W. Webb, M.D.
Charlie Webb has been an emergency physician at Memorial Hospital in
Colorado Springs, Colorado since 1980. He is a naturalist with a
BS in biology from the University of Maine, and with medical degrees from Dartmouth Medical
School and from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.
Religions are based on emotional needs, and most religions fulfill the great tribal need to belong to something larger and more powerful than ourselves. With the sole exception of pure science, objective truth will usually be sacrificed in favor of personal and tribal emotional needs.
Nobody really believes in the Ten Commandments of Moses. Most of us can't even remember them, let alone name the punishments for breaking them. If we did know, we would all turn away in disgust and look for a more civilized guide for morality.
Is it wise to trade your freedom of thought for grandiose promises of heaven and barbaric threats of hell?
"This is a war between Believers and Unbelievers." -- Osama bin Ladin.
"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." -- Voltaire.
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