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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Do Christians look for excuses to invoke their god of the gaps because they fear losing their magical heaven fantasy?

I have this idea. I noticed Christians are constantly looking for a place to hide their god of the gaps. Where scientists try to understand natural processes, Christians want to invoke magical processes. Or sometimes instead they will invoke their magic god fairy to invent or use natural processes as if these facts of science would not exist or not work without supernatural magic.

With every new scientific discovery the Christians become more and more desperate. They fear their god fairy has become worthless and if that's true their cowardly heaven fantasy is in trouble.

Christians, wouldn't it be easier to accept reality, throw out your fairy, and be grateful for the one real life you have, instead of wishing for a magical 2nd life?

"Does it mean, if you don't understand something, and the community of physicists don't understand it, that means God did it? Is that how you want to play this game? Because if it is, here's a list of things in the past that the physicists at the time didn't understand (and now we do understand.) If that's how you want to invoke your evidence for God, then God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that's getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on -- so just be ready for that to happen, if that's how you want to come at the problem."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

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