Из интервью с Ирвином Яломом
Do you believe in God, in afterlife?
Would it have helped you if you'd believed?
Yes, on one hand, but it would have hurt me in
other ways. In that sense that your outlook on life and your thought
are actually childish.
You think that a person who believes in God
Ah... That's a tough question because it might
ignite a huge fire. I've always been against organized religions,
it so contradicts logic. If you believe in God, and believe in afterlife,
what does it say about the other irrational beliefs? You come to
believe in heaven and angels and hell and Satan and aliens,
all sort of things which have no evidence, so I prefer to live in
a rational world. Religion may bring comfort to people, but eventually
it will bring us all down. You see what's going on all over the
world. It's terrible.