My wife just found this on her Facebook page ... and I HAD to pass it on:
I think the trouble with being a critical thinker or an atheist, or a humanist is that you're right. And it's quite hard being right in the face of people who are wrong without sounding like a fuckwit. People go, "Do you think the vast majority of the world is wrong?" Well yes, I don't know how to say that nicely, but yes.
-- Ellen DeGeneres
Eat that one up, people. You deserve!
Ellen, a real treasure!
Oh I really love Ellen! She is so cool! I love her show!
She actually did put it pretty nicely.
When it comes to religion, the vast majority of the world is not only wrong, they are willfully stupid, ignorant of their own religion, let alone others, bigoted against people who don't agree with them, often to the extent that they are willing to kill, happy to think people who are not "on their side" will supposedly burn in eternal torment, and just plain full of hate.
And selectively blind to the point where they can see NONE of this in themselves. Downright scary.