Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:34:03 PM
Angilion: I only know one thing of the future: love is the way of the future.
Through love we will work together. Because of love, science and religion will work hand in hand together.
I know how hard it can be to understand that, especially with a quick glance at how religion is viewed today; but science is not immune to these negative things either, and is already showing it's cracks by the people who uphold it. It`s only a matter of time before it`s a chasm.
The problem is that many people choose or are coaxed to choose the damaging traits like selfishness, rudeness, apathy, and greed. When we should be strong and choose the growing traits like harmony, love, caring, sharing, praise, excellence and honourable ways.
But religion and science will never disappear, we will always be interested in God`s works, and always trust in God. Right now though sci/rel is like two partners who have yet to learn to dance at the ball.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:16:44 PM
Angilion: Prejudice is like what you just used "Not that rationality matters to a theis"; it's a biased statement. It does no credit to your post.
The comic is based on prejudice; making it as if this is a very common thing, when it`s actually a very rare thing. It`s so rare, that this cartoon appears as if it`s made by a supporter of science to mock religion, portraying this happens the majority of the time. When it doesn`t
While i understand your point that people who use religion to try and work against science, don`t forget that there are people who use science to work against religion. Both claim the truth, but both act blind and lame.
God gave us the tools of science and religion, and while not perfected now, they will work hand in hand in due time. But to say one is better or the other not needed is foolish; because science helps religion and vice versa. So science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:53:23 PM
Besides, prejudice is not the way of the future.
So religion is not the way of the future, according to your own statement.
Yes, religion is prejudice. It's a baseless belief without evidence, knowledge or thought, negative towards some people (usually very many people), held as a result of indoctrination. Religion is a perfect example of prejudice.
I`d like prejudice to not be the way of the future, but sadly I think that religion and other forms of prejudice will be with us for a long time yet.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:47:06 PM
Lame and based on prejudice.
"prejudice" does not mean "a truth inconvenient to me".
It is true that a non-trivial number of people in the USA are trying to destroy science by corrupting it for purely religious reasons. It is true that people who teach introductory biology will have to face some of those people. It is true that people who teach introductory history will not.
The comparison between evolution and revolution is sound in this context. The arguments used against the "theory of revolution" in this comic are exactly those used by some theists against the theory of evolution (and against evolution, because those people are far too ignorant to know the difference).
[quote]Besides, science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind.[/quote]
Rubbish. You can't rationally use a statement of faith to support a statement of faith. Not that rationality matters to a theis
Thursday, August 16, 2012 3:33:28 PM
photomstr: it may be that you, photomstr has no need for it, but mankind does. After all science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind. Besides, prejudice is not the way of the future.