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

Friday, November 8, 2013

At another website I criticized theologians. Two people explained why I was wrong. From the way they described theology I now realize it could be an interesting subject.

What do you have against theologians? Studying the history, impact, origins etc of a myth and tracing it's ramifications and how it affects human societies is not a useless job. It's not the same thing as being an apologist. Myths tell us something about the people who create them and the times they were created in. Plus they are just plain interesting.

-- Isabelle from Brampton, Ontario 

Theology is a middle-ground between history and religion, in the way that its used to understand and archive various beliefs' legends and stories. 

Magic, is the middle-ground active between science and I suppose religion, but more accurately its spiritual, because everyone uses it all the time, consciously or subconsciously. Generally I just believe that it was the most stunted open-ended practice damaged by the dark ages, war and the like. We can`t just take something that was long deemed useful, and just toss the idea of it away, without holding some regard towards it, because that is plainly ignorant. 

Anyhow, theology doesn`t create nonsense, it creates ideal standards for individuals to be able to connect to another culture. I wouldn`t say much that we use is new, in terms of anything generally. By now, I`d think stasis, such as automobiles being around still, 100 or so years ahead and its still not so far off from the age-old wagon. So, if not for progress, theology would at least be an interest that drives one to discover secrets within various systems.
-- Zachary Meyer from Yuma, Arizona

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