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, April 22, 2013

A victim of religious indoctrination asked "Why do you think that all religion will go away? God and I will never separate. I know many people who are the same way. Why do you think atheism will just end all religion?"

The question was asked at Yahoo Answers. I wrote this reply:

Obviously we will have to wait for you to drop dead.

It will probably take longer than anyone's lifetime but fantasies that require a belief in magic can't last forever. God equals magic equals bullshit.

What will kill religion is science education. Better educated people have already figured out the magic god fairy was never necessary for anything. Of course even without science the idea there's a magical master of the universe hiding somewhere was always a ridiculous fantasy.

Religion hasn't already gone extinct for one reason only -- religious brainwashing. Religions have several centuries of experience in how to abuse children with their idiotic magical nonsense.

But when science education gets much better the brainwashing will never be able to compete with it.

Science always wins because it works.

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