Sunday, 27 March 2016
The Truth; a Sunday Special..
Imagine for one crazy moment that all the religions of the world were forced by international law, to tell nothing but the truth, and take out all the evil from their doctrinal books.
Once we had rid the world of puerile tales of gods, devils, virgin births, 6 day creation, and imaginary post-death heavens and hells, these books would be mighty slim; the religions themselves might even have nothing more to peddle.
Take away all the lying mumbo-jumbo, who hates who, who needs to be stoned to death, and we might be left with a few basic human rules with which most of us would probably agree. Don't kill, don't steal, don't lie, etc. All the major religions might even come to an agreement about a new set of 10 'commandments'.
Would this stop one lot from killing another lot? I doubt it; but it might be worth a try.