Link o’ the day…

Ganked from sarahmichigan: Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains why God is a delusion, religion is a virus, and America has slipped back into the Dark Ages.

He doesn’t pull any punches:

Bush and bin Laden are really on the same side: the side of faith and violence against the side of reason and discussion. Both have implacable faith that they are right and the other is evil. Each believes that when he dies he is going to heaven. Each believes that if he could kill the other, his path to paradise in the next world would be even swifter. The delusional “next world” is welcome to both of them. This world would be a much better place without either of them.

The only complaint that I have with Dawkins is that he’s clearly not an extropian:

How would we be better off without religion?

We’d all be freed to concentrate on the only life we are ever going to have.

As an Alcor member, I’m sincerely betting that there’s a non-religious way to have more than one shot at life…