Sapere Aude!

"'Sapere Aude!' or 'Have the courage to use your own intelligence!' is the motto of enlightment."- Kant
I don't consider myself enlightened, but I am working to get there. This is a collection of positive messages, beautiful things, and things I enjoy. I hope you'll find them as wonderful as I.

It would be intolerant if I advocated the banning of religion, but of course I never have. I merely give robust expression to views about the cosmos and morality with which you happen to disagree. You interpret that as ‘intolerance’ because of the weirdly privileged status of religion, which expects to get a free ride and not have to defend itself. If I wrote a book called ‘The Socialist Delusion’ or ‘The Monetarist Delusion’, you would never use a word like intolerance. But ‘The God Delusion’ sounds automatically intolerant. Why? What’s the difference? I have a (you might say fanatical) desire for people to use their own minds and make their own choices, based upon publicly available evidence. Religious fanatics want people to switch off their own minds, ignore the evidence, and blindly follow a holy book based upon private ‘revelation’. There is a huge difference.

—Richard Dawkins

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