The history of religion is full of people trying to explain what they don’t understand — and then clinging to those faulty beliefs despite having access to more knowledge.
In his latest video, Egyptian atheist Sherif Gaber talks about that history, explains why religions ought to be discarded, and argues that we should stop indoctrinating children for that reason. It becomes a little easier to do that, he says, if you’re willing to look at faith from a broader perspective instead of from inside your bubble.
Turn on the subtitles and watch.
Gaber, for those who don’t know, is the young Egyptian who was arrested in 2013 for starting a Facebook group that included posts about his own deconversion out of Islam. (The police “investigation,” if you want to call it that, was a complete joke.)
(Portions of this article were published earlier)