Sacreligious? You bet it is.
And so are all the politicians who try to tell you how pure and pious they are by wearing a religious mask to get votes and support. So are the business people who tell you to trust them because of their religion and therefore to buy their products. So are the evangelists who line their pockets with millions by broadcasting the "gospel." So are the violent people who take up arms to "prove" their faith. So are the "moral" corporations who make record profits while telling you how they "serve" and "service" you. So are the nations who claim their territory as a right given them by some god.
We are in the midst of nations and cultures that excuse the most atrocious acts on "moral" grounds. Look around, read the newspaper, watch the news. These scams and shams are what current history is all about. Tell me how much of Jesus you see in the likes of George W. Bush, Pat Robertson, or their ilk. Tell me how much of Mohammed you see in Osama bin Laden, the Saudi ruling family, or the imums of Iran. Show me a nation that announces it is built upon the plan of their god and I will show you a violent nation. Show me a business or corporation wearing their religion on their sleeve and I will reach to protect my wallet.
I am sick of it all. When will we finally exhibit some semblence of civilized and enlightened thinking and throw these charlatans out of leadership and profit-making positions? You must be a part of the solution. Stop supporting them.
"Callous greed grows pious very fast." -Lillian Hellman
"Doctrines get inside of a man's own reason and betray him against himself. Civilized men have done their fiercest fighting for doctrines." -William Graham Sumner
"Christians hold that their faith does good, but other faiths do harm ... What I wish to maintain is that all faiths do harm. We may define 'faith' as a firm belief in something for which there is no evidence. When there is evidence, no one speaks of 'faith.' We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round. We only speak of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence. ... We are told that faith could remove mountains but no one believed it; we are now told that the atomic bomb can remove mountains, and everyone believes it." -Bertrand Russell