with rationalist and atheist author Dawkins. Well worth the wait through ad for a Salon day pass.
Here’s a sample, an answer the the question, "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. We’d be free
to exult in the privilege — the remarkable good fortune — that each
one of us enjoys through having been being born. An astronomically
overwhelming majority of the people who could be born never will be.
You are one of the tiny minority whose number came up. Be thankful that
you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a
second one. The world would be a better place if we all had this
positive attitude to life. It would also be a better place if morality
was all about doing good to others and refraining from hurting them,
rather than religion’s morbid obsession with private sin and the evils
of sexual enjoyment."
Link: Salon.com News | The atheist.