Gore Vidal Named Honorary President of American Humanist Association

Gore Vidal has been named Honorary President of the American Humanist Association.

When asked in the following video to respond to Immanuel Kant’s statement that without an afterlife morality couldn’t survive, Vidal responded:

“God is blackmailer. God is warden of the prison. He created us all in his image — probably a mistake — and then allows us to run wild and punishes us or rewards us with his beaming vision of himself. This is no god I really want to have any traffic with at all. I mean, the idea that good behavior only depends upon your fear of what will happen to you after you die, that you will be punished excludes all of philosophy. It excludes Plato, it excludes the mystery cults of Greece, it excludes the Roman idea of what is a good man. There goes Marcus Aurelius, there goes Epictetus, there go the stoics. These are all better thinkers than anything that the Christian church has come up with in 2,000 years.”

Congrats Gore!

2 Responses to Gore Vidal Named Honorary President of American Humanist Association

  1. you dont understand God and His Love…and you dont understand God came to earth 2009 years ago…please study the truth….and the truth will set you free…

    • mjr256 says:

      Which god are you referring to? Zeus? Thor? Mythras? No, I suspect you’re referring to Yahweh, the specific tribal god you were raised to believe in. If so, Yahweh doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the word love. Love is unconditional. Love doesn’t mean punishing those you love for the sin of being who they are. You should read the Bible some time and start thinking for yourself. The truth will set you free from the prison of irrational thought.

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