Discussion by: scientific_philosopher
Dear fellow non-theists!
I've always been very annoyed by the constant misuse of the word "science", especially when it's in the same sentence with religion. The difference between science and religion is that the former is always willing to reconsider any of its theories, laws and rules. The catch is that the longer a theory is supported by evidence, the stronger the evidence must be to disprove it. Ask any religious person if they would accept any evidence disproving the existence of his/her god(s) and the answer will always be "No." That is why religion can never be classified as "science" regardless of what name they give to it. I would like to share the following website with you that claims to be Christian science, it's part if not sponsor of a major news/blog website called the Chistian Monitor.
People seem to forget that everything that we use in your daily life is a product of science, our job, the computer we are reading this one, the tools that we use, the toothpaste we're brushing our teeth with, the medicine we take, the clothes we wear, the modern kitchen we cook in or the car we drive and much more. Without science we all would still sit in a candle lit room reading our holy scriptures and dying of influenza or tooth decay and infection thanking our God for his grace!
What I always wondered about is, if religious people are so convince that evolution and science is wrong about God and religion, why's that they all go to see a doctor when they get ill, why not say a prayer asking for healing instead? I think the Vatican has a pretty good track record how effective that is, which is 66 mirical healings in a century and a half, avarge visitors of 80.000 sick pilgrams per year, feel free to do the math how many millions have parished in the false hope of a mirical healing by God. Why do the use toothpaste, electricity, cars, airplanes, elevators and smartphones, they should ask God to provide them with it. I'm sorry for my sarcasm, but I'm annoyed beyond a tolerable limit, how little credit science is given, most of the time religious apologists will say science is a product of God, since the human mind invented it. I'm not going to comment on what I think about this absurd assumption!
What has religion/God actually contributed in the last 15.000 years except division, slavery, prosecution, genocide, war and intolerance? What are your thoughts on religious pseudoscience?
Thank you for taking your time to read my post and I wish you all a wonderful and restful weekend!
The Scientific Philosopher