Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Warning to Seekers of the East

"A faith that despises the mind and the free individual, that preaches submission and resignation, and that regards life as a poor and transient thing, is ill-equipped for self-criticism. Those who become bored by conventional "Bible" religions, and seek "enlightenment" by way of the dissolution of their own critical faculties into nirvana in any form, had better take a warning. They may think they are leaving the realm of despised materialism, but they are still being asked to put their reasons to sleep, and to discard their minds along with their sandals."

- Christopher Hitchens, 'God is Not Great'

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