I'm not purposely ignoring your questions, lets not make it out i am. I assure you, these are my own humble opinions, not from an apologetic website. What is this atheist website you are talking about?? Again, lets not jump to conclusions so fast. You believe life after death came from ancient sheep kissers, some believe it came from God. You're welcome to your own belief. If everyone saw what your sheep kissers saw today then it obviously would not be said to be beyond the empirical realm. I don't think I am avoiding your question, I've told you my answer, you're welcome to disagree with it or not.Boy oh boy you...
There was a doctrine that believed we were made of atoms from ancient greece. Could they prove it at the time? No. Did they end up being right? Yeah. Was he a sheep kisser too because he believed without proof?? Science is more a way of thinking, is it not?
Yes, we have much to thank science for. We thank science for much of the improvements in our lives.
How do you know I'm religious? I could be an atheist myself with a different viewpoint.
I look forward to your reply, I'll let you have the last say. May God, leprechauns, or no god be with you all :)