posted on May, 10 2015 @ 06:33 PM
originally posted by: pthena
I think I would be correct in saying that you identify as atheist.
That is indeed correct.
In my mind that would help alleviate the problem of false dichotomy religion/science.
Perhaps, but I'm not sure. A lot of people have an us vs them mentality when it comes to this subject. So while the vocabulary would change, I'm not
sure that it would do anything to alleviate anything.
Also, it is only the religious who treat science like it's a religion or belief system. It's merely a tool. My opinion is that they view a lot of
science as an evil entity. Because through science, many of their core beliefs are attacked. Evolution is a prime example. The theory of biological
evolution goes against everything they believe about animals being created individually, and man from dirt. There are plenty of other examples of
things in holy texts that simply can't be true when taken literally. But as many of those things are foundations or cornerstones to very personally
Thread title. Lost knowledge due to religious beliefs.
Perhaps it isn't happening where you live. But in some States in the US, there is a concerted effort to "rid the schools of atheist anti-God
teachings" (evolution) and teach religious creationism (under the guise of intelligent design). Except facts are facts. And facts are, these people
skew and misrepresent various sciences.
So while scenario like that isn't lost knowledge, it's false knowledge. It teaches kids to distrust, and not exercise critical thinking etc. Which
will just pump out another generation of people who refuse to educate themselves because they've been brainwashed.
Check out Aron Ra, on YouTube, for more on that if you're interested. He has addressed this issue in lectures and to the Texas State School Board on
I'm not saying religion has never done a thing to increase knowledge, mind you.
edit on 5-10-2015 by WakeUpBeer because: typo!