What he said...
Religion does not make a man either evil or virtuous. All of us have the capacity for both, and belief in a dogma does nothing to fundamentally change that.
When it comes to moral behavior, I'll trust a person who has attained a deep level of self awareness and self honesty over anyone who ascribes to a specific dogma -- any dogma.
Self deception, in my view, is the root of most evil, and only a moment by moment awareness that within ourselves we posses a nearly infinite capacity for self delusion, self justification and deceit can true morality begin to thrive.
Religion CAN lead a person to self awareness, but is just as likely or more likely to blind a person to their own imperfections. Beware the man who thinks himself virtuous, for he is capable of unspeakable horrors.
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