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Originally posted by AncientVoid
Why do you choose to believe in one thing based on no proof and not another also based on no proof?
I'm god and i created the whole universe in my past life.
Do you agree or believe that the above statement is true?
Originally posted by mattifikation
reply to post by jedimiller
And yeah, religion is ignorant. Imagine if all the priests, clerics, nuns, monks, jihadists, and devoted worshipers spent the same time and energy solving problems like pestilence, world hunger, and the impending energy crisis? But no, they can't, because they all think they can just get on their knees and stick their hands together and their Gods will take care of it.
Imagine if all the time spent trying to spread religion in history had been spent trying to make new scientific discoveries... we'd probably have permanent colonies on other planets by now.
The religious right hasn't tried to take a second, closer look at scientific advancement. They have tried to halt it in the name of God.
By all means, slow things down a bit and research them better before releasing new discoveries on the world. But do it for the sake of safety, not to make it easier to cling to your antiquated religious beliefs.
As for stem cells, not that it's a huge part of this topic, but do you mean to tell me a naturally miscarried fetus doesn't have the same stem cells an intentionally aborted one does? Remove religious demands to respect corpses from the equation, and using stem cells acquired that way is no different than donating a body to science.