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Thank god. oh wait...

I sure hope so.

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post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post
The posts in here make me sad, as does the article itself.
I just dont understand how people can deny.....

im sure this thread wont last long.
Hypocrits eh
There is a place in society for everyone, however 2 groups (or more) with opposing views will always clash whenever one starts a something, or says, or does something, but that's only natural in humans, isn't it? Claiming one to be ignorant doesn't make you any smarter, and most of the reasons put forward only apply to a small minority. Religion doesn't have to dictate people however if somebody wants to follow a faith then what's the problem?.. So long as one ideology isn't forced on people it's fine.
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Nice to see the decline/extinction
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post #34 of 82
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I should have said "less ignorance and people getting in the way of scientific progression!"

Because, lets face it, religious people still get in the way of things with their silly religious ideals. For instance, stem cell research. If religious groups in America hadn't dragged their feet for so long we could be growing new limbs in laboratories by now (well, maybe, who knows?!).

Now if only we could abolish faith run schools...
Religion doesn't equal ignorance. Being ignorant is ignorance. I know and understand all the scientific theory, I choose to believe anyways.

It's not their religion (in general) getting in the way of science, but the idiots leading it and puppeting others with it. If people would think for themselves almost all of this would be cleared up already.

And stem cell research has been progressing well - but tests using stem cells from fetus' has been very unsuccessful, especially compared to how well it works taking stem cells out of your own body and using them on you.

And I always feel the need to quote Einstein in these discussions: I know not with what weapons world war three will be fought, but world war four will be fought with sticks and stones. Science isn't necessarily good or evil, it just is.
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post #35 of 82
This thread won't be locked, it will be exterminated. The Ordo Malleus is on its way.
post #36 of 82
Good!

This is the 21st century - we shouldn't be living our lives by the fairy tales and superstitious nonsense laid out in primitive, dusty old medieval books.
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I live in the south. Religion wont be going away anytime soon here. There are more churches than gas stations.
LOL tell me about it. The only way they keep people interested in their religion is to build another church to move to and vacate the church before. Thats why there are so many and in the end the congregation is merely 5 people sitting in a school-sized church drinking grape juice. Its a dying cult.
post #38 of 82
Past 2000 years humans have fought for 3 things where Religion being the greatest

1.Women
2.Money
3.Religion
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This is bad science. Not having a religious affiliation doesn't equal being non-religious. I'm a religious person, but I don't affiliate myself with a particular church.
    
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Religion doesn't equal ignorance. Being ignorant is ignorance. I know and understand all the scientific theory, I choose to believe anyways.

It's not their religion (in general) getting in the way of science, but the idiots leading it and puppeting others with it. If people would think for themselves almost all of this would be cleared up already.

And stem cell research has been progressing well - but tests using stem cells from fetus' has been very unsuccessful, especially compared to how well it works taking stem cells out of your own body and using them on you.

And I always feel the need to quote Einstein in these discussions: I know not with what weapons world war three will be fought, but world war four will be fought with sticks and stones. Science isn't necessarily good or evil, it just is.
That's still ignorance, my friend. Willfully ignoring the evidence that suggests the contrary.

You are completely right, though. It's not so much the religion as it is the muppets leading it and over exerting their opinion over facts.

But for me it's still painful to see people believe something that is clearly false. I feel it's a lack of strength or wishful thinking. It'd be nice to believe in a benevolent God who cares for us all and has a plan, but back in reality that's just not true. We make our own path and only have ourselves to rely on.

I used to believe when I was very little, but that doesn't say much because I also had it on good authority that Santa Claus was visiting me every year. Then the evidence for his presence dried up and the fact that it was my Mum mounted even higher than before
    
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