Originally posted by 667joe
Music is real. Religion is wishful thinking.
Do you think that I only wish that Jesus is a historical figure?
I know a lot about music. I teach music. I also compose music.
Some of the greatest music I have ever heard was created by people who died crying.
Music as well as reading can both be mechanisms to do bad things. You don't burn all your books because of that.
And the people who did good things may have been influenced by religion. It is bogus for you to say if it is good, its just people under no enfluence. But if it is bad it is people under the influence of religion.
That is very biased. Drunk people think that way. It is not a sober or objective way to reason about the effect of religion on culture.