Religion och magi

H. L. Mencken:

The time must come inevitably when mankind shall surmount the imbecility of religion, as it has surmounted the imbecility of religion’s ally, magic. It is impossible to imagine this world being really civilized so long as so much nonsense survives. In even its highest forms religion embraces concepts that run counter to all common sense. It can be defended only by making assumptions and adopting rules of logic that are never heard of in any other field of human thinking.

Jag är mindre säker än Mencken på att den tiden ”måste” komma, men jag hoppas lika innerligt som han, att den gör det.