Sunday, March 30, 2014

Did your religious indoctrination include the importance of having faith? Do you now realize faith is not a virtue?

The nuns repeatedly told us "You must have faith" as if believing in nonsense that has zero evidence is a good idea. Fortunately I now realize faith is a mental illness. Did you have a similar experience?

"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

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
-- Benjamin Franklin

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”
― Richard Dawkins
Update 1: Arachnophobia, scientific facts have strong evidence so faith is not necessary. You didn't know that?
Update 2: Shick, I'm sorry I made you cry, but the question was for rational adults.
Update 3: Olga wrote "So, what is the problem?" Please read the 3 quotes I provided to help you understand why faith is a mental illness.
Update 4: antonius, you wrote a brilliant well-written answer.
Update 5: Todd Blone, your quote is from Frank Herbert's science fiction Dune universe.
antonius answered 17 mins ago
I think that if one believes so deeply and really thinks they know there is a god, then they ought to be able to provide at least a little evidence of that god's existence. So Shick if you believe so much in that god thingie why don't you have evidence of it's existence? After all, you seem to wish to promote your god as most believers do, then just put the evidence on the table and we will just shut up.
It's your god you are always protecting, so you should just show the evidence. Well I know that you do not have any evidence of your god and you believe in it because you have been trained to believe. Your so-called word of that god called the bible is just a book of dogma designed to keep you fooled, as it offers nothing in the way of any evidence.


religion is scam that becomes an addiction for the persons who are afraid of life.

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