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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What I wrote at the Lichess.org atheist forum. "The future of atheism."

https://en.lichess.org/forum/team-atheist/the-future-of-atheism

"In particular, Islam poses a major existential roadblock towards the secularization of the planet. Because this religion punishes apostasy with death, it retains and controls its members through fear much more effectively."

Unfortunate but true. Sometimes their own relatives are the problem. I imagine there are many atheists in theocratic countries who keep quiet about their acceptance of reality to avoid problems including being murdered.

In America where I live when I told my mother I was not going to church anymore she became hysterical about it. I was sorry to see that happen but it made me realize religions can cause great harm to everyone including the people who believe in it.

Science education kills religious ideas and this is a good thing. The theists know this is a problem for them which is why in America there is a never ending war against science education. This is a good example: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/education/28education.html

Will religions go extinct? I think it's possible but not in my lifetime.

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