View Poll Results: What is your religion?
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- 06-04-2011, 08:12 #7891
I made a big mistake with this thread - I started at page 1 .... Quickly realised my school boy error and fast forwarded to the last 4 pages. Probably missed loads of interesting stuff but I do have a life to live.
Interesting debate about religion and science. Could it be that science is a form of religion in that we believe strongly in it? What happens when something is proven by science and then another bit of science proves the same thing differently? Doesn't that happen often?
Religion overcomes difficult questions by having an over riding faith. ie "I can't explain it because I am not all knowing, but I have faith in god/allah/buddha etc." Isn't faith a strong belief?
It is irrefutable that scientists were persecuted in many centuries when their findings disproved what the all powerful church preached.
And where mullahs are the only form of local education, it is not surprising that when they are fundamentalists the pupil grows into a totally committed religious zealot. Any form of extremism, including extreme faith in science, is to be condemned.
Have a great day.Work To Live
- 06-04-2011, 09:32 #7892
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Faith in "facts" must be even more upsetting when it is dislocated than faith in shimmery beardy blokes in white frocks...
Daddy-pig says "Snoort!"
They used to say if an infinite number of chimps typed we would get the works of Shakespeare, the internet has proved this is NOT the case...
- 06-04-2011, 10:48 #7893
A DEAD STATESMAN
I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?
Kipling: EPITAPHS 1914
- 06-04-2011, 10:48 #7894
- 06-04-2011, 11:45 #7895
- 06-04-2011, 12:00 #7896
How may more posts do I have to put up before I get my third medal?Work To Live
- 06-04-2011, 12:10 #7897
- 06-04-2011, 12:20 #7898
Do you disagree that extreme views are to be condemned? If extreme faith in science is OK, how does one reconcile the disproving of one scientific discovery by another?Work To Live
- 06-04-2011, 12:26 #7899
I do find his atheist crusade both amusing and enlightening to watch, Especially in his opponents responses.
- 06-04-2011, 13:21 #7900
I don't agree that "extreme views are to be condemned"...it depends on what's involved. If my daughter was attacked by a rapist I would be more than slightly miffed...and if he was then let off with two hours community service I would be unchuffed to put it mildly. Religious extremism is another matter... such irrational behaviour I am not prepared to tolerate.
But you said "extreme faith in science" and that is just daft... Do you have extreme faith that your keyboard will work? or extreme faith that the Earth is spherical?... Trust in science is high for good reasons but never absolute so it can never be extreme. I've never heard of extreme faith in science...a poor choice of words.