Faith = Illness – Why I’ve Had it With Religious Tolerance

My friend Wayne Pethrick is a futurist and has some great insights into how the world is morphing.

He sent this clip thru yesterday from the article entitled. “Faith = Illness Why I’ve Had it With Religious Tolerance”. It’s a piece written by Cultural observer / critic / pundit Douglas Rushkoff about why he sees the Bible as being much more useful as a metaphorical guide to life than as a literal document.

Like any other public health crisis, the belief in religion must now be treated as a sickness. It is an epidemic, paralyzing our nation’s ability to behave in a rational way, and – given our weapons capabilities – posing an increasingly grave threat to the rest of the world…

Perhaps the best way to kill their God, in fact, is to take charge of the Bible. It is – in my own opinion as a media theorist – the Greatest Story Ever Told, and deserving of our continued support and analysis. For my part, I’m writing Testament, which I hope will bring these stories – told both in their Biblical context and as a near-future sci-fi fable – to people who might never have stumbled across them before

What’s it all mean?…

You can read the full article bird on a wire dvd

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