We do accept that.<quoted text>The scientific method is not perfect. It depends on who is interpreting the data & how they perceive it.
Personal and cultural beliefs influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena.
Theories that can't be tested - like a particle that is unobservable (or God)- are not scientific theories, they are speculation and conjecture.
[QUOTE] Anything that CAN be interpreted to support your beliefs, probably WILL be interpreted to support your beliefs. Faith is probably the least rigorous way of knowing anything. As a methodology, it isn't internally or externally consistent. It's performance is similar to guessing. It's been demonstrated to be dangerous, while only offering benefits equal to the placebo effect. "
I've had much more than a placebo effect because of my faith.
Anything that CAN be interpreted or supported by my beliefs probably will NOT support my beliefs.
Due to scientific advancements, I've had to re-think everything I was taught. Yes, I kept it in the back of my mind that this is all God's will. But that doesn't mean I don't look at things objectively.
[QUOTE] Technological advancements have allowed humans to get the same things accomplished with less risk. We strive to make things more efficient and safer. Faith and religion are already seen by skeptics as outdated, dangerous, and unnecessary. Sooner or later, everyone will know it. I just hope it happens before the Rapture."
Of course religion seems outdated to a skeptic. Why wouldn't it?
But to most of the world, faith & religion is in the forefront of their being.
You have to accept that.
You, and your fellow believers, need to accept that when you try to inject your beliefs into OUR lives via public school education, legislation and politics, we're going to stand up and say "HELL NO!"
If they don't like abortion, don't get one. If they don't like birth control, don't use it. Of they don't like sex education, don't give or get any. If they don't like gay marriage, don't marry somebody of the same sex.