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The Bene Gesserit had it right, and the secularists have it all wrong

by Greg Krehbiel on 18 March 2008

If you don’t believe in religion, it does no good to try to suppress it and make it illegal. It simply doesn’t work.

The sensible unbeliever recognizes that religion is inescapable and uses it for his own purposes.

I’m not advocating that approach, but it’s clearly the better choice.

-- 2008-03-18  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 4

  1. kdeb kdeb
    18 March 2008 @ 8:30 pm

    Chinese Christians are amazing people.

  2. John Krehbiel jkrehbielp
    19 March 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    Three words (sorta):

    L. Ron Hubbard

  3. kdeb
    27 March 2008 @ 5:06 pm

    Is L Ron Hubbard an example of someone who realises that religion is inescapable, and uses it for his own purposes?

  4. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    27 March 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Yes. He invented scientology.

    My point is that’s exactly what a sensible non-believer would do — use the inevitability of religion to his own advantage. L Ron Hubbard used it to make money, but somebody else could use it to gain power or influence.