You have to hand it to the Mormons; they took one look at Christianity and thought, “This is great! But there aren’t any Americans in it…”
I think they had the same problem with the movie version of Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Hint: it’s the one that actually existed.
Atheism isn’t about putting together models of universe creation; it’s about denying the existence of a god.
If you’re interested in physics, you’ll have to step away from the bible, forget about “atheism” and take some physics classes.
If you have a belief system that only makes sense if you don’t know how it works and you don’t have all the facts you need to answer questions about it and then assume that all these unknown facts would somehow make sense if only you knew them…
This is an intellectual cop out.
If you feel like becoming an atheist, it’s not going to make your life any easier. Better, maybe - but not easier.
Eventually someone somewhere is going to have to legislate that stupidity does not count as having a different opinion. Someone in charge is going to have to say that this is not a clash of a opinions, but a clash between reality and bullshit.
Before we all get killed.
I once had a fundamentalist evangelical Christian explain to me that when Lot’s wife looked back, it was a metaphor for how she yearned for her old, sinful life. This is probably a correct interpretation.
Now all I have to do is explain that the rest of the book was written in much the same manner.
No, it’s like a fish denying the existence of a big magical fish in the sky who created all the water and the bowl.
Look as the flakes of food drop down from the sky! Surely this is proof of the magical sky fish! See how he takes care of us! He will forgive our sins and lead us to everlasting life.
If your justification for your own morality is the existence of a god, you are a terrible person.
"I have no idea what I believe."