Rationality and common sense never goes out of fashion.
Leaders console the world with their speeches, heroes console the world with their actions.
The world,â€ he said, â€œgrows hourly more and more sceptical of all that lies beyond its own narrow radius; and our men of science foster the fatal tendency.”The Phantom Coach
Like many another materialist, that is, he lied cleverly on the basis of insufficient knowledge, because the knowledge supplied seemed to his own particular intelligence inadmissible.(“The Wendigo”)
The practice which obtains amongst the Americans of fixing the standard of their judgment in themselves alone, leads them to other habits of mind. As they perceive that they succeed in resolving without assistance all the little difficulties which their practical life presents, they readily conclude that everything in the world may be explained, and that nothing in it transcends the limits of the understanding. Thus they fall to denying what they cannot comprehend; which leaves them but little faith for whatever is extraordinary, and an almost insurmountable distaste for whatever is supernatural.
You are modern humans of the civilized world. And modern humans rise beyond all laws and superstitions of the society. They help their fellow beings to rise from the ashes of ignorance, illusion and fear.
Why should a religion claim that it is not bound to abide by the standpoint of reason! If one does not take the standard of reason, there cannot be any true judgment, even in the case of religion.
The human has not one but two births first, when a person is born from the mothers womb, and second, when that person rises from the socio-culturally imposed cocoon of prejudices and ignorance.
Rationality attracts conscientious humans, whereas mysticism attracts fools.
Never trust books on the question of whether or not to trust your rational thinking. Trust your rational thinking on the question of whether or not to trust the books.