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Markus Stocker

Between information technology and environmental science with a flair for economics, the clarinet, and the world of soups and salads.

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Recently, I watched Religulous, a documentary with a hint of comedy in which Bill Maher exposes his “take on the current state of world religion.” Maher clearly has his opinion and he does a good job in advertising the one-sided rationale, sometimes by demonstrating it with particularly easy targets (e.g. folks at a theme park). As such, Maher is probably not better than Michael Moore in his anti-capitalist crusade – which has a hint of religion.

Though, Religulous is worth watching, if nothing else for the final few minutes (loaded with flashy images that, once more, unequivocally support Maher’s case) and of those minutes perhaps a single paragraph. I quote,

If the world does come to an end […] let’s remember what the real problem was: that we learned how to precipitate mass death before we got past the neurological disorder of wishing for it.