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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Something I read which I agree with. It was well done. The difference between science and religious bullshit.

Science is about the relentless and unbiased pursuit of verifiable truth. It is based on testable, observable reality. It has no sacred cows. But it has one very powerful and invincible bull - verifiable truth. Because it is truth based, Science does not fear scrutiny. It does not seek to silence and censure those asking questions, those doubting its claims. On the contrary it thrives on such scrutiny and inquiry. Such scrutiny and inquiry proves the tested quality of its truths. 

Religion is not about the pursuit of truth. Religion is about the preservation of the power of religious institutions and their leadership through the preservation of ancient traditions upon which the religions are based. Religion also serves as an intoxicating drug, dulling the fears, frustrations and anguish of the masses who have not learned to accept their mortality and cope with reality that they live in a harsh, uncontrolled reality. So religious leaders' desire to preserve their power and the believers' unwillingness to give up the intoxicating effects of religion and learn to cope with reality, mean that religions work very hard to preserve their traditions at all cost.  

Their false beliefs must be protected at all costs so they devise the concept of faith to encourage blind acceptance of their unproven, false claims and to condemn those who express doubt. They seek to protect their false teachings from being unmasked by censuring those who question them or express doubt. Any kind of scrutiny that can unmask the errors of the religion is condemned as evil. Religion is inherently dishonest and self-serving. It does not value truth. It only values blind conformity to ancient traditions.


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