Maybe it's high time for skeptics to grow up, too ...
Originally Posted by Quinn
Religion is already a substitute for drugs, i.e. "the opium of the people"
, so weed wouldn't make much difference ...
If you have things like irrigation
and proper housing
, that is if you don't expect to become a victim of the elements on a regular basis, you don't need to pray to a god for protection against rain, drought, hurricanes etc.
If you have proper food
on the table (due to irrigation etc.), you don't have to ask a deity for your daily bread.
And if you have proper health care
, you don't need to see a witch doctor.
Telling somebody who doesn't have access to proper health care to stop being so superstitious is both stupid and cynical ...
Read Phil Zuckerman's Society without God
Zuckerman about his book