Religious fundamentalism’s relationship with science seems to be
- 50% “Science is rubbish and can’t be trusted to come to any sensible conclusions”
- 50% “Science has recently confirmed that Old Testament writers were accurate in their assessment of how the universe works.”
You will notice that these two views are mutually exclusive.
The Old Testament god thinks that abortions are OK sometimes.
Are conservative Christians trying to be more moral than their own god?
If you’re going to keep re-defining “god” to mean something that is more and more vague (and hence less provable) with each iteration, that’s fine, but don’t mistake that for transcendence or immanence. It’s just a desperate attempt to keep one step ahead of the science.
Or as those of us living in the real world call it, “reality”.
A common criticism of atheism is that religious people don’t want it forced down their throats. Christians are very concerned about their laryngeal integrity.
They might not realise that when atheists (or others) are finally allowed to implement equality laws, it won’t affect the Christians at all. They should feel free to conduct whatever gibberish they like as long as they leave me out of it.
You’d think Christians would be especially mindful of the problems associated with the death penalty.
Religious people tend to be interested only in educational systems that include provisions to inculcate children with their delusions.
Atheists don’t have that problem.
This cartoon is unintentionally ironic for obvious reasons.
Atheism is often seen by atheists as a kind of awakening to the genuine (as opposed to illusory) possibilities of the world and everything in it.
So, whenever you’re ready, wake up!
Leaving aside all the straw-man reasons this is wrong for a moment:
I’m not sure how “a god who made everything came out of nothing” is any better than “everything came from nothing”. It seems to add an extra unnecessary layer.
You can believe what you like, of course, but try not to legally exclude people who believe differently.
I like the idea that anyone who tries to tell other people “what Jesus said” or “what Mohammed said” is essentially a medieval gossip.