Philosophistry
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Philosophistry

Religions Are Value Cartels

red dwarf illustration of a battle sequence of the cat people
Still from Red Dwarf

In the 4th episode of the British series Red Dwarf, we learn that the cat people have destroyed themselves due to Holy Wars over which color hat is the right one. These creatures were initially the descendants of the main character’s pregnant cat. But after three million years of isolation aboard a spaceship, they evolved into cat-humanoid hybrids with both human levels of intelligence and our appetite for religion. The cat people…

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Philip Dhingra

Philip Dhingra

Author of Dear Hannah, a cautionary tale about self-improvement. Learn more: philipkd.com