Fegt die Religionen hinweg, hinfort mit Ideologien, Weg frei für ein neues Zeitalter der Aufklärung! Dafür argumentiere ich in diesem schamlosen Propagandavideo, passend unterlegt mit feinstem Punk Rock!
Es handelt sich um eine erweiterte Videofassung von meinem naturalistischen Weltethos. Gegen Ende solltet ihr vielleicht die Lautstärke runterdrehen, insofern ihr meine Vorliebe für harte Musik nicht teilt.
Dazu passend die letzten Absätze aus dem Klassiker „The Age of Reason“ von dem deistischen Philosophen Thomas Paine, der maßgeblich an der amerikanischen und französischen Revolution beteiligt war, im englischen Original:
The Age of Reason: Conclusion
The Bible of the creation is inexhaustible in texts. Every part of science, whether connected with the geometry of the universe, with the systems of animal and vegetable life, or with the properties of inanimate matter, is a text as well for devotion as for philosophy–for gratitude, as for human improvement. It will perhaps be said, that if such a revolution in the system of religion takes place, every preacher ought to be a philosopher. Most certainly, and every house of devotion a school of science.
It has been by wandering from the immutable laws of science, and the light of reason, and setting up an invented thing called „revealed religion,“ that so many wild and blasphemous conceits have been formed of the Almighty. The Jews have made him the assassin of the human species, to make room for the religion of the Jews. The Christians have made him the murderer of himself, and the founder of a new religion to supersede and expel the Jewish religion. And to find pretence and admission for these things, they must have supposed his power or his wisdom imperfect, or his will changeable; and the changeableness of the will is the imperfection of the judgement. The philosopher knows that the laws of the Creator have never changed, with respect either to the principles of science, or the properties of matter. Why then is it to be supposed they have changed with respect to man?
I here close the subject. I have shown in all the foregoing parts of this work that the Bible and Testament are impositions and forgeries; and I leave the evidence I have produced in proof of it to be refuted, if any one can do it; and I leave the ideas that are suggested in the conclusion of the work to rest on the mind of the reader; certain as I am that when opinions are free, either in matters of govemment or religion, truth will finally and powerfully prevail.