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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

This is good stuff and obviously it's true: Feurbach "Religion as projection."

Ludwig Feuerbach was a 19th century German philosopher and anthropologist. A student of Hegel, his ideas would greatly infuence the thought of Karl Marx. Feuerbach was also a committed atheist and materialist whose work often focused on attacking the Christian faith. In his Das Wesen des Christentums (The Essence of Christianity), written in 1821, Feuerbach explains the human belief in a supreme being in the following way: “In the consciousness of the in nite, the conscious subject has for his object the infinity of his own nature.” For Feuerbach, God is nothing more than the outward projection of the human being’s own in nite nature. Thus man creates God, not the other way around.

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