Meant to inform, please no shitstorms. Inform people why some atheists are against religion, even if it is extremely tolerant. No please. Since this post doesn' i cant stress enough please no shit storms
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Meant to inform, please no shitstorms

Meant to inform, please no shitstorms. Inform people why some atheists are against religion, even if it is extremely tolerant. No please. Since this post doesn'

Inform people why some atheists are against religion, even if it is extremely tolerant. No ********** please. Since this post doesn't have any funny, how about a joke? Where did the man go when the bomb went off?


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User avatar #3 - tehrealfluttershy (06/05/2012) [-]
I'm Christian and I want nothing more than to understand all of the world. I've never heard any Christian tell me that science is bad and that we shouldn't understand the world.
User avatar #17 to #3 - simonrivero (06/22/2012) [-]
Bill O'reilly.
User avatar #18 to #17 - tehrealfluttershy (06/22/2012) [-]
Well played. But remember, he does not speak for every christian. He doesn't speak for a lot of them. But remember there is a large group of crazies who follow Bill a little too closely.
#7 - kingpongthedon (06/06/2012) [-]
Skeptic/agnostic here, and this is simply ignorant of history. The purpose of both religion and science is to better understand and navigate the world in which we live. To say they are incompatible is ignorant and to say they are separable is asinine. If you look at the history of scientific research over the past 1000 years, you'd see that almost all of it was done in an attempt to better understand the nature of God. To Galileo and Copernicus and Newton a physics experiment was Communion. To them, finding order in the universe was akin to proving His divinity.

Secular science is a fairly new concept in the Common Era, maybe 150 years old, and it has only very recently become a major player in the scientific method. Even so it isn't in all fields, for example, the Catholic Church is responsible for roughly 30% of all medical treatment in the US despite making up only 8% of all practitioners. The Catholic Church believes that there is extraterrestrial life and has made it their mission to find it, putting them at the forefront of the field of astrobiology. Sure, the purpose is missionary in nature, but without that mission, they wouldn't be putting in the work they are that's constantly expanding our knowledge base. Personally, I couldn't give two ***** as to why somebody does something. Religion and science each build on the other. While the two may not necessarily need each other, at this point an attempt to fully sever the connection would only serve to hurt both.

No religion teaches us to be satisfied with a lack of understanding of the world, for failure to understand the majesty of the universe is a failure to understand the majesty of the Creator's Design. It is only the folly of man that would allow him to interpret any religious teaching as an approval of ignorance.
#21 to #7 - John Cena (10/17/2013) [-]
Albeit I am an anon, I wish I could shake your hand sir, if only, just only, the world had more minds like this, I would be a happy man, I wish I could give you a handshake my fellow good sir.
#8 to #7 - kingpongthedon (06/06/2012) [-]
Sorry for the long post, and please don't take this as an attack on atheism or support for any religious dogma, I only chose to use the Catholic Church as they are the most visible example and I’m fairly confident we are familiar with academia’s many grievances against the Church, so I didn’t bother to provide them. As the purpose of this post was to pose one side of the argument, I merely wanted to supply the counterargument for anyone willing to read. It is my personal belief that Dawkins' divisive rhetoric only serves to create an atmosphere of hostility between two groups who share very similar goals and that the ability to bridge this divide will aid in the advancement of our scientific knowledge. I know for a long time I was dead set against the combination of church and science but in the past few years I’ve come to see that facts are facts regardless of the source.

Thanks for reading and please try to keep an open mind.
User avatar #5 - SnugglyWuggly (06/06/2012) [-]
I mean no ********* by this, but atheism is rather silly.

For every theory, there is a counter argument. (Just like religion.)

I guess what I'm trying to say is- Stop worrying about how we came to be, and start worrying on what we will be.
#12 to #5 - opti (06/06/2012) [-]
Oh you mean like angels holding down everything instead of the Theory of gravity? yah sure counter arguments... there is nothing religion Counters science in that they can back up with publicly verifiable evidence
User avatar #13 to #12 - SnugglyWuggly (06/06/2012) [-]
Gravity is only a theory. Yes, we know it's there, but we can't prove why it's there or how it works.

Seem familiar?

And I don't believe that anyone thinks that angels hold down the earth, not from anyone I know.

Most of the theories of creation are plausible or very illogical with thought.
User avatar #1 - amaleplatypus (06/05/2012) [-]
I absolutely hate religion (I believe in God though, it's complicated) however I don't ever remember anyone religious telling me to be satisfied with the unknowns of our world...
#2 to #1 - opti (06/05/2012) [-]
I was in my car the other day and they were advertising a christian radio show on my rock station and it was saying to quit thinking and just trust in the lord, does that count?
User avatar #4 to #2 - spikethepony (06/06/2012) [-]
Why can't we do both?
Trust in the Lord and think about how the universe works, that it?
Seriously, though, I think the message was more along the lines of "stop worrying so much and trust in the Lord" rather than "Be a fundamentalist and have the entire ******* world laugh at you as you bury your head in the sand/literal interpretation of the entire Bible"
#10 to #4 - opti (06/06/2012) [-]
no it was clearly stating do not think. but i think it was coming from one of the few fundi churches here. I know not all religious people are like that but still it drives me insane the amount of people that do.
User avatar #11 to #10 - amaleplatypus (06/06/2012) [-]
Lets just put all the religious zealots, and all the extremely outspoken atheists on a battlefield and televise it.
User avatar #14 to #11 - spikethepony (06/06/2012) [-]
Holy **** that would be funny as ****
User avatar #6 to #2 - amaleplatypus (06/06/2012) [-]
Haha, I guess that would count. There's always going to be extremes on both ends of this spectrum I guess. Which is kind of sad. But, until I can see proof showing me that God doesn't exist, all I really have is my faith, right?

I just hate how most people generalize anyone who believes in God. I know that goes both ways, with a bunch of religious nuts being complete retards. But I've met the accepting Christian's in my lifetime, have yet to find one atheist person who isn't outright spoken against religion and believing. Not saying it's impossible for there to be some out there, but I haven't met them in my 21 years of living. And I'm a pretty social guy
#9 to #6 - opti (06/06/2012) [-]
I have several actually, lots of them post on this site as a matter of fact. I am not one of those people, but only if pushed.
User avatar #20 - toxicdisorder (06/28/2012) [-]
Having insanely dry eyes and trying to read these long paragraphs is just torture....
User avatar #19 - fukkentyranitar (06/25/2012) [-]
(long post, best get them reading glasses now)
I am a christian, not one of those kill the fags madmen. I believe that a higher power had at least some part in the creation of the universe. If you don't believe so than I have no right to nag you about it. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. Instead of using religion as an excuse to shut out the outside world, I would like to use it as an excuse to at least understand everything around me. After all, it would be a shame to waste god's time and effort by covering my ears and saying LALALALALALALA IDONTHEARYOUIDONTSEEYOU!!! all the time as many an atheist has over the years. I don't give the loveliest of ***** whether this comment gets thumbed down as a persons likes and dislikes are to be respected in an organized and civil society. I don't care if you ironically call me a faggot for believing in god. I do care however when ignorant assholes flame each other for having their own opinions and freedoms to do so. So please everyone, shut the **** up and worry about bigger problems in our world.
#16 - John Cena (06/15/2012) [-]
Let me spell it out nice and clear for you all. The point made by this statement and statemnets like it is essentially this. Once you think you have the perfect answer to everything (religion, God, etc.) why would you attempt to search further for answers? Hence, the stagnation of knowledge and understanding. That may not be the case for great minds like Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton but for the mindless masses thats kinda how it works. Just trying to point out the underlying meaning that people seem to overlook. I mean no offense to anyone.
User avatar #15 - hipsophobadon (06/12/2012) [-]
Haha Good joke in the description. And also an amazing quote.
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