Religion must not influence medical practice
- By: Stephen J Goldie
I have deliberately not mentioned if I have any affiliation, past or present, with a secular group, as I think this would cloud the issue concerning my revulsion towards religion. I am not an atheist (someone who does not believe that there is a god) nor am I an agnostic (someone who believes that human beings know nothing of things outside the material world). But why should I need to be anything? Why do we need religious labels? Religions are no more than social clubs; ways to pass some time in the company of people with similar interests. I do not have to defend my absence of religion to anyone; if anything the reverse is true-the pious have to convince me.
Religion is superstition; an ancient relic of days when human beings had no answers, before science and innovation-when the skies fell on our heads as a sign of the