Does the following excerpt look like it comes from an interview with Christopher Hitchens? Maybe Richard Dawkins?
Wasn’t [science] also used to justify slavery, genocide and the subjugation of women? Why should we trust science when it comes to God?
When was science used to justify slavery, genocide and the subjugation of women? There are bad people who believe in God and bad people who don’t but neither can claim to have science on their side when they commit their deeds. I don’t know who’s been going round saying that science justifies any of those things. It certainly doesn’t and anyone who says it does is taking the name of science in vain. Many theories try to wear the badge of science to give their practices credibility but the badge is a forgery. Religion even tries to claim scientific evidence but fails. Astrology wants to be recognized as a science. It isn’t. Real science comes along and shows them the door. Its only agenda is truth. It doesn’t wish something were true. It finds out whether something is or isn’t true. Believing something is true simply because you wish it was, isn’t science. It’s faith.
It’s always nice to see someone so famous saying what you’ve felt for so long.
Can we make him an honorary Horseman?