Liberty. Equality. Brotherhood.
The French national motto.
In the wake of Friday perhaps we should make a concerted effort to make it mankinds.
You’ll notice those three words contain no mention of any higher power. Nothing not achievable by man.
What you want to believe in private is up to you. But don’t expect others to believe it. And certainly don’t bring it into the public arena. Stop justifying your actions because of some mysterious invisible force.
Not just hurting people, but rejecting truths because they don’t fit in with your Big Book of Stories. that isn’t just killing people because they said something rude about people who may, or may not, have lived hundreds of years ago.
It’s about punishing those who have broken the rules laid down by a supernatural being.
It’s about ignoring science that doesn’t fit in with those Stories.
It’s about insisting your beliefs have some sort of special place in society, that some rules don’t have to apply to you.
I don’t care if you believe in Gods, Goddesses, Tree Spirits or mice in a teapot orbiting on the other side of the sun.
If you can’t do the right thing without being told to by something supernatural, you may want to take a good long hard look at yourself.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
We don’t need anything else.