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, April 3, 2017

Theists are theists because they're feeble-minded cowards who never grew up, educated themselves, and faced facts.

A theist wrote:

Many atheists, despite insisting that their belief is merely an absence of a belief in a Higher Power, hold implicit assumptions about the nature of reality and what is/is not true (or likely to be true) about it.

Specifically, alongside the idea that a God is unlikely to exist (or flat out does not exist), many (if not most) atheists have the accompanying belief that whatever it is that is responsible for bringing about our universe, it is not intelligent, willing, aware and capable of intending to bring about universes by its very nature.

Thus, the implicit assumption held by many who reject the belief in a God, is the belief that our universe is likely the result of a fundamentally lifeless, mindless and pointless process at base. My question is: what leads you to think this assumption that you have about what is or is likely to be the nature of our universe (and perhaps what is beyond it) at base, is actually true?

My reply:

"Many atheists, despite insisting that their belief is merely an absence of a belief in a Higher Power, hold implicit assumptions about the nature of reality and what is/is not true (or likely to be true) about it."

Only wimpy fake atheists would say something idiotic like "an absence of a belief in a Higher Power".

I'm 100% certain magic god fairies are not real. God fairies are not real because there is no magic in the universe. This is not rocket science. Any unbrainwashed child could figure it out.

How did the universe begin? This is a favorite hiding place for the god of the gaps. The idea goes like this: "I don't understand, nobody else understands, and all future scientists who haven't been born yet will never understand. Therefore the Magic Man did it."

"Duh, duh, I can't figure something out therefore it was magical event, duh."

Gaps in human understanding are called research opportunities. Even if we don't understand something we can be certain everything that ever happened was a natural process. The alternative idea, "The Magic Man Did It" is too childish and too ridiculous to take seriously.

Why do theists desperately look for a hiding place for their magic god fairy of the gaps? It's because they're cowards. Reality makes them cry. They have to justify their childish god fantasy because they need their childish magical 2nd life fantasy. I never met a theist who wasn't a coward.

I also never met a theist who learned how to think. They can fix their problem only if they admit they have been superstitious idiots all their lives.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." -- Charles Darwin

"If the history of science teaches us anything, it is that what conquers our ignorance is research, not giving up and attributing our ignorance to the miraculous work of a creator." -- Jerry Coyne


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