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, April 21, 2017

I replied to a comment at the Wall Street Journal.

"What if we believe that religion doesn't have immunity to criticism anymore than any other superstitious belief that has absolutely no evidence in support of its veracity?  Why should religion get a pass?"
Good questions. There is an idea some people have which is wrong: "Deeply held beliefs should be respected."
Nothing should be respected until the respect is earned. I will never respect idiotic religious fantasies. For example the totally ridiculous and impossible magical 2nd life fantasy that only a coward would wish for. It's a childish fantasy that makes terrorism possible. I do not respect cowards.

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