If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Monday, January 3, 2011

The extraordinary arrogance and ignorance of religious idiots.

The link is dead so I'm glad I saved this quote from David Horton, a comment he wrote on his own blog.

Your comments are evidence yet again, though it isn't needed, that religions only survive because of the invincible ignorance of their practitioners. Not just ignorance of biology, and physics, and geology, and cosmology, but ignorance of history, and of anthropology, and sociology and psychology. An ignorance that enables the individual member at one particluar time and place to imagine that they, uniquely, have the truth, and that all of the other billions of humans who live now, and lived in the past, didn't. What extraordinary arrogance and ignorance. Encouraged, indeed demanded, by the leaders of every religious cult, for various motives that have nothing to do with any supposed reality of an imaginary second life. And everything to do with power, and wealth, and misogyny, and xenophobia.

1 comment:

  1. Like anything, to become a professional liar for jeesus does take a lot of hard work. Hard work denying reality, science, logic, thought, sanity, education and literacy. As reasons by the dozen are delivered to religiots, they continue to turn the other cheek and either ignore the evidence or say it's the work of the devil. Ever notice and I'd be sure you would have, that they NEVER answer a question? they beat around the bush, change the subject but like the other profession well known for their liberal use of untruths, politicians, never ever actually answer. There must be something beyond alcohol in the sunday wine and crackers. Of course there is...It's jeesus remember. Goody, sunday morning canibalism. A healthy start to a good day. Is he high in fibre?