"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I explain why civilized people don't pretend a "god" is real.
c) A Pantheist god, the god that is itself the universe, with all the laws and constant that make it work, it's not an individual per se, nor has a conciousness, is just like let's say "mother nature".
Then why not call it "nature" instead of using a word (god) that's responsible for countless millions of deaths, breathtaking stupidity, and slowing down human progress?
The religious violence is completely out of control and getting worse, so this isn't some harmless game. Heads are being cut off FFS. Civilized people don't pretend the word "god" has any value.