Tim Minchin [citation?]
Polite opposition did not abolish slavery. It took arguments, campaigns and fearless outspoken criticism of the system and its fortifications. Freeing the human mind from the enslavement of superstition and religion requires the same approach. As Frederick Douglass said:
Those who profess to favour freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle.
A. C. Grayling, The God Argument : The Case against Religion and for Humanism
h/t The Skeptinaut @ WEIT
My religion’s “not believing”
Cos I don’t believe in god
As religions go, I have to say
That mine’s a little odd
Since I don’t believe in Odin
And I don’t believe in Thor
Is that one, or two, religions?
Cos, you see, I’ve got some more!
See, I don’t believe in Isis
Or Athena, or Nabu,
And I wonder if the Christians
Have these same religions too
Do they all deny Apollo?
Do they not believe in Kon?
Are these multiple religions?
Is it one, and mine alone?
There are thousands of religions—
Some are young, and some are old
My religion is the disbelief
In all of them, I’m told.
I’ve no synagogue, nor chapel
No cathedral, mosque, nor church
So it’s clear you’ll find my holy places
Everywhere you search
“Non-belief” is my religion,
And it’s just like theirs, you see…
(Could you pretty-please explain it?
Cos it makes no sense to me!)