A Scientist's Appreciation of Religion

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    Right on!


    By James Lewis

    Now that Bill Keller, America's Grand Inquisitor, has declared open season on the religious faith of Republicans (but never Democrats), it is high time for a non-believing scientist to express my love and admiration for the great religious traditions.

    Religion is by far the greatest vehicle of civilization. It is how civilized morals and values have been taught from one generation to the next for the last 6,000 years of recorded history, and probably for 100,000 years before that. The reason is that humans are not homo sapiens, the wise hominid; we are homo fidelis, the believer.


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    What religions are 6,000 years old? Or 100,000 years old?
     
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    From the article... AMEN brother!
     
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    Ya...tricking the human race into believing in nonsense has been real helpful! :lol:
     
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    Yep. Our holy books and religious institutions liberated women and slaves, brought us great scientific process, did away with the kings of old...

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    Morals like killing all the unbelievers, stoning women who aren't virgins on their wedding nights, polygamy...

    Care to try again?
     
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