6th December 2009

“Science is as much a mindset as a body of knowledge; its premise is that thought is to be guided by publicly testable and rationally consistent evidence. The discipline of this approach makes short work of the foundation of today's religions, which lie in the ignorance of people living several millennia ago.”

A.C. Grayling

5 Responses to “6th December 2009”

  1. Holysmokes Says:

    I agree with most of this quote, however the comment about “science making short work of religious foundations” falls a bit flat. If that were true, there wouldn’t still be 6 – 7 billion believers of a variety of religions around the planet. Although one could argue that it stems from simple human emotion and stubbornness, I think science still has much more to do in order to satisfactorily resolve this topic. For starters, creating life from non-living matter. Just how did that happen? Explaining the pre-big bang universe. What was it like before time and space? For that matter, what caused the big bang and where did all this matter come from? Film at 11:00.

  2. The Heretic Says:

    Just because science cannot yet explain something, doesn’t mean a deity had anything to with it. A hundred years ago the Internet would have been inexplicable to people of the time. As knowledge and technology grows, things get explained and understood. No superstition required. All faith does is stop people looking for answers, and even worse, it stops them from asking the questions.

  3. Holysmokes Says:

    I agree Heretic. I merely pointed out that science does not necessarily “make short work of religions.”

  4. tech Says:

    Again we are all caught in the subject of RELIGION. A subject which most of you athiests want nothing to do with.After all most religions have a god.Athiests are always telling us how they don’t believe in a god.Well like it or not there is a GOD.And one day we will all stand before him in JUDGMENT.My prayer is that you will all be ready. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  5. Holysmokes Says:

    I fail to see the logic in your comments tech. Obviously an atheist can have an interest in religion.