Monday, March 13, 2006

Well said

Fundamentalists do what they perceive as good deeds in order to fulfill God's will and to earn salvation; atheists do them simply because it is the right thing to do.... When I do a good deed, I do so not with an eye toward gaining God's favor; I do it because if I did not, I could not look at myself in the mirror.

—Slavoj Zizek, in The New York Times

Read the entire column here.

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