They came with a Bible and their religion stole our land, crushed our spirit… and now tell us we should be thankful to the ‘Lord’ for being saved.

Chief Pontiac (d. 1769)

The Cult of Ignorance

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge Isaac Asimov

The evolution of religious beliefs

To early Man, the gods were real in the same sense that the mountains, forests, or waterfalls which were thought to be their homes were real. For a long time, the spirits that lived in drugs or wines and made them potent were believed to be of the same order of fact as the potency itself. But the human creature is curious and curiosity is bold. Hence, the discovery that a reported god may be a myth.

Max Carl Otto