[Select committee ignores victims]: Gambling does funny things to democracy [Casual childbearing]: call for removal of incentives [Should churches be taxed?]: Listener disdains good works and beneficial social outcomes, prefers hostile ideology
It is a funny sort of humanism that condemns an impulse that is peculiarly human. Yet that is what evangelical atheists do when they demonise religion.
A mind parasite is essentially an internalized lie that takes on a pseudo-life of its own. It’s as smart as you are. It justifies itself, grows, and infects the psyche. Those who are in thrall to the lie are by definition *slaves*