A Scientist's Appreciation of Religion

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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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From the article... AMEN brother!
Religion and science stem from the same human urge to find meaning in life. Both have a way of humbling pride and arrogance. The biggest example of a flagrantly false and destructive fraud-o-science today is Marxism; no religion can boast of killing 100 million people in only a hundred years. It takes mass-cult atheism to do that. (The Nazis would have matched that number, but Hitler ruled Germany for only thirteen years.)
 

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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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Ya...tricking the human race into believing in nonsense has been real helpful! :lol:
 

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Religion is by far the greatest vehicle of civilization.
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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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
Morals like killing all the unbelievers, stoning women who aren't virgins on their wedding nights, polygamy...

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