I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Religion is like...
This came via an email making the forwarding rounds; I don't know the original source. Might not even be new.
Religion is like a penis.
It's fine to have one.
It's fine to be proud of it.
But please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around.
And PLEASE don't try to shove it down my children's throats.
Well. That certainly is some rather direct imagery. But I sure can't argue with the sentiment!
(Ooh, here's an ugly thought. Since I used to be a proselytizing, door-knocking Christian, it's like I was offering my penis door to door. Now I feel insulted that I had so few takers. : )