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Then there is the Taliban. And the witch craft believers in Papua New Guinea.

But I personally don't believe atheism is the answer either. However, rather than the often misunderstood word God, I prefer cosmic consciousness.

GG.


Aine Wrote:
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> Simon Prentis Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Aine Wrote:
> >
> > > And yet, some of us are still stuck in the
> > > "religion guides all phase". There is a
> > resurgence
> > > of anti-science and anti-intellectualism
> going
> > on
> > > now worldwide, the cult of ignorance lamented
> > by
> > > Asimov and Sagan.
> >
> > Unfortunately it never goes away, since (again,
> as
> > I discuss in my book) we are all children of
> the
> > culture and religion of the heritage we happen
> to
> > be brought up in. Education is supposed to be
> > about questioning the automatic assumptions
> that
> > go with that -- but once the fix is in it can
> be
> > hard to undo, as there's always resistance to
> > change. People cling to their comfort zones,
> > especially when the change happens too fast,
> and
> > these tend to be emotional and sentimental
> rather
> > than intellectual. The only cold comfort to
> take
> > from this is that when the ruins of our
> > civilization are dug up by future
> archaeologists,
> > it will be the science that is recognised,
> > understood and perhaps even admired -- not the
> > religions.
>
> Excellent response, thank you.
>
> It's hard to take comfort in that fact knowing
> that I and others like me are being persecuted and
> called murderers for not only understanding
> science but trying to save lives. And still
> 700,000 people in this country are dead despite
> our best efforts, all because of religion,
> anti-intellectualism, ignorance and fear. Religion
> teaches you to not question anything and
> Christianity requires blind devotion. These are
> not educated people who question anything.
>
> That's just a real-world example.
>
> Archaeologists know far more (or think they do,
> anyway) about ancient religions than they do
> ancient science and technology. :))

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