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.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20161010121050AAfIpZA

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