Why I don't argue about religion...or science

Let’s be honest, Religion these days is seen as superstitious nonsense for the flock of mindless slaves following 2000 years of lies. Right? I have to respectfully disagree.

Let me first say one thing to let you understand where I'm coming from. My book (The bible) is chock a block full of great life lessons! How to treat people with respect, how to love one another, how to be a family and how to raise your children. I believe that if I follow these principals I will be alright, respected by my peers and loved by the ones I love. But, also, when I think of the bible I think of the old children’s game called broken telephone, Brits call it Chinese whispers I think. 2000 years and countless versions and translations… the message is going to get distorted some I'm sure. I'm also sure that the people of old that decided what should go into the bible were people in power. And as we all know, people in power have a certain knack for putting their interests above others. No matter how saintly (And yes, I'm talking about those “Spiritual leaders” that fill people with so much fear and guilt for not donating or not putting them on a pedestal). The “Saints” everyone knows about, and the men and women who do truly great works, are the people who rise up against this power. They have no intention of material self-enrichment, only to improve the lives of others. So to be clear, I have to admit that I take the bible with a pinch of salt.

And straight off the bat let me say… I am not a saintly man. I do many many things wrong. MANY!!!  I sin on a daily basis. FACT. so I don't write this from a position of moratily claiming to be holier than thou

Also, let me make clear that I am NOT AGAINST science in anyway. I'm typing this article on a laptop that could only have been created by scientists. God did not create this laptop but, in my humble opinion, and that's all it is, he gave the scientist the capacity to think of it himself. Scientists are amazing people. I look up to these people and greatly respect the work they do. Medicine, technology, all of it, made possible by them.  The problem comes in when scientists try to explain away God. Why do you feel the need to do this? Are you looking for a universal “pat on the back” or your face on the cover of some magazine announcing to the world that you are an atheist? That’s ridiculous! I'm sorry. You are now no better than the power hungry people I spoke about before.

The flip side -

I read an article the other day that said these new Isis guys have banned chemistry in schools because it goes against God. To you I say…..WTF!!! How can you fight a war with knifes made from alloys, guns with chemicals (Gunpowder) in them, raising a black flag that was dyed with something other than Kohl? I will call you all ignorant and hypocritical and I hope and pray you see the error in your ways very soon (although I won’t hold my breath) and its not only Muslims. Christians like those Baptist guys that don’t know what order there commandments come in and protest against everything are just as bad as the extremists in the middle east! Even more so in my opinion.

Religious zealots and “THERE IS NO GOD” scientists are all the same. You are all small minded! How can a religious group such as Isis or even the old guys who would persecute someone for saying the world was round not understand that God gave people brains to unravel all these mysteries? And how can a scientist who will tell his co-workers or students to think big and push the boundaries not even contemplate the existence of God? Isn’t the whole point of science, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE? It makes no sense what so ever. When they actively pursue reasons to deny God’s existence I feel very sorry for them. Not because I believe they’ll burn in hell or anything so dark but because I try to imagine what kind of a world we would live in if they put their giant, God given, beautiful brain to work on something that really matters!!!

The point of my story is this… This never ending battle between who is right is pointless!! Grow up. I believe in God and Jesus and I feel sorry for you. You believe in science and what you can see and prove and you feel sorry for me. So be it… MOVE ON!

Atheist’s… you can’t tell me that you look at people like mother Theresa, Ghandi, Buda, even old Nelson and don’t think to yourself…Hmm, the world would be a better place with more people like that around.

Religious people… you can’t look at people like Stephen Hawkins, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton and not think about how much poorer we’d all be without their insight/inventions/theories.  

End of Rant

Guy M Artist 2014/09/04 08:20:51 AM
So much stupid Scientists don't try and disprove God, Science just fills gaps in knowledge and those areas that God hides in are just getting smaller and smaller. Incidentally Science consists of many subjects and not one of them has found any evidence that Goddidit. Mother Theresa was no friend to the poor, She was a sadist masquerading as a caring person. Using other religious cults and or people of other faiths to prove yours? like I said so much stupid.
David Wadsworth 2014/09/04 08:26:03 AM
Very nice article and points i agree on whether a thiest or and athiest both should get over it move on
DrGonzoSA 2014/09/04 08:28:47 AM
Aesop's fables contain plenty of good life lessons, you don't need a god for that.
Sarcastic Heathen 2014/09/04 08:30:10 AM
Yellow, listen very carefully. I'm truly trying to help here. Do us ALL a favour, and take every "lesson" of that book with a fist-full of salt. Do NOT follow all the "lessons" blindly.
Sarcastic Heathen 2014/09/04 08:33:07 AM
"And how can a scientist who will tell his co-workers or students to think big and push the boundaries not even contemplate the existence of God?" Science is the study of the natural world. God is by definition, supernatural, and therefore simply cannot be tested by scientific means. Contemplating God is pointless to scientific progress.
Siebert Mazus 2014/09/04 08:34:16 AM
You wrote: -Isn’t the whole point of science, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE?- Nope. Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. From Wiki. Science certainly doesn't say anything is possible. Sience investigates phenonema that exist or existed and we have emprical, verifiable evidence for.
RabbleRouser 2014/09/04 08:36:03 AM
It's not Stephen Hawkins - it's Stephen Hawking. Perhaps you are getting confused with Richard Dawkins. Isaac Newton was a theist who spent more time writing about religion than science.
Sarcastic Heathen 2014/09/04 08:37:04 AM
"Isn’t the whole point of science, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE?" No. The point of science is to figure out how the natural world works. If anything was possible, science simply could not have been able to produce the predictive models that led to vaccines, computers and satalites.
Johnny B Goode 2014/09/04 08:37:26 AM
"Let me first say one thing to let you understand where I'm coming from. My book (The bible) is chock a block full of great life lessons!" Define great. "How to treat people with respect," Kill Men, Women, and Children     "Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked.  Show no mercy; have no pity!  Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and little children.  But do not touch anyone with the mark.  Begin your task right here at the Temple."  So they began by killing the seventy leaders.  "Defile the Temple!" the LORD commanded.  "Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill!  Go!"  So they went throughout the city and did as they were told."  (Ezekiel 9:5-7 NLT) "how to love one another," 27 Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.’” 28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. 29 Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the Lord today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.” " how to be a family" All who curse their father or mother must be put to death.  They are guilty of a capital offense.  (Leviticus 20:9 NLT) "and how to raise your children." Matthew 19 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[a] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. " I believe that if I follow these principals I will be alright," Good grief. "respected by my peers and loved by the ones I love." A lovely bunch of people, I'm sure.
Tlhologelo Desire Magolela 2014/09/04 08:55:37 AM
True science confirms the Bible truth. B-Basic, I-Instructions, B-Before, L-Leaving, E-Earth. Simple. Following the directions of the Bible leads you to Heaven, and the road to travel is Christ Himself. It is only one way road. Narrow it is and it does not have T-Junctions. A life of Christ will cause you to suffer for the truth and righteousness' sake. The world will hate you but God will love you. So be not discouraged by the hardness of life because of being His follower, for with such we to enter the Kingdom of God. Good Morning to you all.