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, August 1, 2014

How and why the ridiculous Christian death cult was invented.

Diogenes answered 13 mins ago
Jesus didn't die for us. He may have died died because He was crucified by agents of the Roman Empire. Three hundred years later, a committee of Bishops appointed by Emperor Constantine voted to elevate Him to divinity and created the Bible as the official doctrine of Rome's last state-sanctioned religion. It's that Bible which propagates the superstitious nonsense that Jesus died for us.

"Why did Jesus (supposedly) die for us?" ...to convince a population of skeptical Roman Pagans that it was in their best interests to join Emperor Constantine's new "universal" religion. When that didn't work, Augustine of Hippo devised Original Sin and the concept of the human soul, which was claimed to be a bit of God's own immortal being, which he loaned to each person at the moment of their birth. (This was changed to the moment of conception during the mid-twentieth century, to justify the Church's opposition to birth control.)

The idea that Jesus died to save us from His Father's Divine wrath is superstitious nonsense, based on the Platonic idea that both human minds and the gods themselves dwell in an ethereal place free of physical objects, which the Catholics eventually called Heaven.

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