"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Sunday, July 16, 2017
What an atheist asked Christians. Even though I don't have the Christian disease I answered some of the questions.
"Since I could take anything, true or false, based on faith or presupposing it, it can't be a reasonable pathway to truth or god."
A big part of religious brainwashing (aka child abuse) is this idea repeated thousands of times: "You must have faith."
In other words you must believe any idiotic fantasy that makes you feel good even if it has not one shred of evidence.
A biologist at the University of Minnesota had something to say about 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
"Without god there is no morality."
That's ridiculous because I never met a Christian who had any moral values.
Normal people, aka atheists, have a brain so they can figure things out. It's everyone's best interest to be civilized. I don't need a magic god fairy to figure that out. This is not rocket science.
"God is revealing himself to you. You just aren't looking/are denying him."
The only possible explanation for this idea is brain damage.