Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Wednesday, June 01, 2005  

Today's Quote:

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

That seems a reasonable observation, but it's false at the very heart of it. Where does all that human stupidity and malice actually spring from - diseased souls. Heal the souls and the meanness will cease.

And most misery and malice come from people who are simply mean to others for no other reason than a desire to revenge themselves on others. Ask the children in the schoolyard why they hurt, taunt, and harass those weaker than themselves. It's not religion that makes them.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 1:26 PM |