Saturday, June 25, 2011
faith: Belief not based on logical proof or material evidence.
The intense religious brainwashing I endured when I was very young frequently included the word faith. The idea was faith is a good thing. It's important to have faith.
Faith is essential for the existence of all the world's religions. When victims of religious indoctrination are able to develop enough common sense to figure out faith is for suckers, the religious bullshit can get thrown out very fast. This is why the faith idea is drilled into the victim repeatedly and relentlessly.
The preacher man tells his customers they must have faith. The asshole preacher never mentions the fact that if his customers demanded evidence for his bullshit, the preacher would have to get a real job.
People who understand the importance of eradicating religious insanity from the world need to attack the concept called faith. Religious idiots need to be convinced they should throw out ideas that have no evidence, especially if those ideas are ridiculously impossible. They need to understand faith is a mental illness and not a virtue.
It's for a good reason 93% of the world's best scientists are atheists. They belong to the National Academy of Sciences and many of them have won a Nobel Prize for their important discoveries. For them evidence is extremely important and faith is meaningless. If their scientific experiments don't show any evidence for an idea, the idea is thrown out.
When a religious person invokes a magic god fairy to explain an unsolved scientific problem I ask "Where's your evidence?" They're always unable to answer that question so I say "You can't expect a normal person to believe that bullshit."
Frequently religious people will invoke a magic god fairy for scientific problems which have already been solved. For example the idiots will say "god made people". I tell the superstitious morons they have two problems. They don't have any evidence for their magical fantasy, and scientists have repeatedly provided evidence that shows beyond any doubt people developed from ancient apes. These science deniers are permanently brain damaged and they're a waste of time. Stupid can't be fixed.
Other religious people understand and accept scientific evidence but they will still look for some way to stick their god in there somewhere. For example they will say "god invented the natural processes that make the universe work." I tell them they have no evidence for their magical inventor and natural processes didn't have to be invented. For example I tell them it's ridiculous to pretend there would no natural selection unless your fairy invented it. I tell them their fairy was never necessary for anything, it's childish to believe in a supernatural magician, and they're being lazy when they invoke magic to solve scientific problems.
Like the science deniers, these idiots who desperately look for a place to hide their god fairy are permanently insane, especially if they are older. It's possible to save a young person from a lifetime of stupidity, but if they still believe in supernatural bullshit at age 30 their disease is incurable.