I would like to include that Atheism if “practiced” is a modern form of religion. The majority of atheists follow the belief that we evolved from apes. This is a theroy that has never been proven. Actually, based on dna itself, science has shown that do to the lack of any evidence that links the species together through a logical timeline, it remains just a theroy. Thus it is the “faith” of the atheist that keeps the theroy alive. And just like any other religion, one that belives in something will always find ways in proving its truth, without looking at the bigger picture
First of all, no one “practices” atheism. It’s simply a denial of the supernatural intervention of a “divine” being and therefore doesn’t fit the criteria of a religion, which is based on faith in a creed or dogma.
Secondly, atheists don’t preach any “belief” in evolution. The theory which you mistakenly label as an hypothesis has been proven to be factual since Darwin’s eventual publication of the “descent of Man” in 1871. It has stood the test of time and scientific inquiry for 142 years despite attempted creationist counter arguments. Homo Sapiens was NOT descended from apes but from the ancestor of all primates. We may be on the same tree but a different branch. BTW, please present proof that “science” has shown via DNA studies that human evolution has not been conclusively proven. And once again, science, unlike religion doesn’t rely on the unproven hence “faith”. And to what bigger picture are you referring?
I always like the comparisons of Jesus to that of Darwin. No different at all. Both made some pretty big claims. I now even see Darwin bummper stickers like the Jesus stickers….....both are just as crazy
Who compares jesus to Darwin? There’s a big difference if your meaning is literal. One was a semi-mythical character about whom a cult following developed and the other was a devoted scientist seeking the origins of the natural World. One lived in the Bronze/iron age while the other had the good fortune to have lived after the Age of Enlightenment. As to bumper stickers. that’s a personal decision based on free speech. I could care less what you advertise on your car.
Then look at the financial side of the evaluation. Religions have always looked for ways to spread its word through new churchs, advertisments and preachers etc…... Now look at the many atheist groups starting up ie, church of Darwin, cfi, the atheist alliance, european humanist federation, or any humist organization; they all collect funds for it survival, have saleries and advertise no differently that christian groups, or that of any corporate company would. 2weeks prior i am walking downtown and i see a bus pass by with a ad that states ” keep christ in christmas”, lol the bus two cars behind states “you dont need god to love”. Lol its called spread the word of your faith
the above mentioned groups (I’ve never heard of the Church of Darwin) were created to bring attention to the hold religion has on government and, education and the personal lives of individuals, also to educate the public about fear and superstitution. Additionally, it is to promote a secular society where all people, theist, agmnostic and atheist may solve problems based on empericism and not mindless religious dogma, e.g. I don’t care if you want to keep christ in xmas: do so as you wish but don’t compel me to do the same.
Funny response…..deserves an even funnier return
1. The fact that your denying your own “science”, and rational means of sceintific debate….only leads me to say, “open your mind a little for the other side(s) of science…....
2. Lol nice insult off the top…...i am on a tablet with clumsy fingers….and no time for correction…...i am here as part of a agnostic personal look into both side of faith “Secular” (yes its faith…and proven) and traditioanal religion. You have supported my findings that in general, Secular members are generally more rude and less accepting toward others, than say the general population that belives (that spelling was just for you) in a god and/or creator.
P.S. The second fact that you state a single schoolmaster can replace a hundred priests…....funny…you support that secularism is a modern day form of religion…....
Anyway thanks for the friendly secular “hello”. This agnostic will make sure to stay out of your way. Cant say much for my spelling though…..
I wasn’t attempting to be funny in any way. Your post lacked any scientific debate, just anecdotal ramblings devoid of facts. Also, I’m certain that my fingers are fatter than yours and I’m typing on an Ipad. I suggest that you at least take the time to edit your posts. And it is you who have a closed mind here. Once again, I see no evidence of your contention that evolution hasn’t been proven or that atheism is a religion. BTW, we’re only rude when being attacked by a poster who can’t back his/her claims. Otherwise it’s just worthless spamming. And my signature from Thomas Paine should be self evident: teachers instruct students how to think while priests teach them WHAT to think. Hello then and don’t dodge the debate. Join in but this time bring some facts.