Aug 27, 2012
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Please note that for this article "Atheism" also includes agnostics, deists, pagans, wiccans... in other words non-religious.
You will notice this is a statement of fact. And to be fact it is supported by evidence (see references below). Now you can have "faith" that this is not true, but by the very definition of faith, that is just wishful thinking.
Lmfao! Yes some creationist religious retards would combine two way different sayings in an effort to propagandize established fact! You are obviously mocking believers!
You gotta be kidding wrote:
<quoted text>Two famous sayings to consider. 1) Give me control of the school text books and I will control the nation 2) We need to teach the theory of evolution to children as fact as young as possible.
Ok now you put the two together and you get the evolutionary brainwashing going on today. Myths and lies being taught as truth.
<quoted text> When someone tries to tell you the Earth is only 6'000 years old instead of 4.54 billion years old, that means their intelligence is lacking and that they are insane for not looking at facts. It's the same thing as if someone were to tell you 2+2 is 50, or some equally absurd number.
<quoted text> It absolutely pertains to what you said. If you can not prove something doesn't exist, then you must believe it is possible it does exist. Thus this is the way with the magical leprechaun with the dachshund in his nose and your God. <quoted text> These are theories that best fit the available evidence based on how we understand the universe works at present time. They are much more useful than the "Gawd diddit with pixie dust" thesis.
There is evidence for what is past the event horizon of a black hole? Amazing. What evidence is that?
Religious bigots attack, restrain, lord over and even kill those for simply not following their imaginary friend and you think mocking these beasts for their bigotry and stupidity is going overboard? <quoted text>
Not all of them. Do you lock your car doors every time you see a brown person?
<quoted text> So the whole God/No-God thing is basically just a difference of opinion? The huge body of (hard won) knowledge generated by science against the deafening silence of the gods boils down to a coin toss? Somebody needs to do a little more home work. You really have to do some serious trivializing of our scientific endeavor and amplify the hell out of the hallucinations of ancient goat-herds to place the two 'world views' on the same level. To do so DOES open you up for ridicule, gives good reason to question your IQ and places your mental health in serious doubt. How long do you have to 'study science' for one's opinion of it's veracity to count? How much of the principals and products of science do you understand? For instance, can you set the Record Timer on your DVR? Does resetting a digital clock send you into paroxysms of terror? Can you explain how an internal combustion engine works? How about the aerodynamic principals that keep an aircraft aloft? It's really not necessary to 'know' all these things to function in our society.(Un)fortunately, some of us are driven to understand them at the most minute level. Others dismiss the functioning of our technology as little more than magic. So we end up with people who seek understanding and those who cling to magic and I'm sorry, but there is a huge difference in the 'weight' one should assign their various opinions. They are NOT the same and they are NOT equal.
Obviously my comment was more than you could comprehend because NONE of what you mentioned had anything to do with it.
I caught a great web series on YouTube called logicked?? Anyways the guy take a young earth scientist's video and breaks it down line by line why he's wrong. Pretty informative stuff and amusing. Honestly if people wanted to think the earth was 500 years old but didn't demand it be taught in schools and are taken seriously, I could care less. <quoted text>
I haven't seen it but I will see if I can find it.. I found this interesting though.
<quoted text>Obviously my comment was more than you could comprehend because NONE of what you mentioned had anything to do with it.
Really? Did you notice that I incorporated your "basically a difference of opinion" and "ridiculing their blah, blah blah ..." absurdities into my response? I thought that tied them together nicely. You bring into question your ability to comprehend the complexities of our subject matter when you stumble so blindly against a relationship so clear. But then, therein lies the root of our problem, does it not?
<quoted text> Really? Did you notice that I incorporated your "basically a difference of opinion" and "ridiculing their blah, blah blah ..." absurdities into my response? I thought that tied them together nicely. You bring into question your ability to comprehend the complexities of our subject matter when you stumble so blindly against a relationship so clear. But then, therein lies the root of our problem, does it not?
Your post made it seem as if anyone who claims to have a religion must deny science. Proof of science and technology is not disproof against belief.
It's good that some religious folk are smart enough to see that their only real choice is to incorporate scientific realities into their belief systems. Many do not. It is those in particular (who refuse to incorporate scientific realities into their belief systems) that invite ridicule and questions regarding their IQ and mental health. I presume you recall your bringing these aspects up in an earlier post. I personally do not understand how you can reconcile 'faith' in a world of magic and science. It seems to me they would be forever at odds with each other. Of course, a great many people WANT this conciliation ... religious people who like science and scientists who, for whatever bizarre reason, like religion for it's ritual or artificial 'fellowship'. There's always a lot of 'experts' willing to sell their manufactured opinions to those who want to buy them. I like the purity of Atheism. Everything else is just muddying the water.