Before I say my piece I just want to point out I'm not picking on you. I'm merely pointing out some facts...
Christianity & Science
Originally posted by nicolee123nd An atheist population can become more scientifically advanced, mostly because religious activists
won't get in the way. For example, the only reason evolution is a theory and not a law is because there are too many creationists in the equation.
Face it, there's too much evidence and nothing to disprove evolution. Aside from evolution, there would be so much more scientific opportunities for
the future, such as stem cell research, better birth control, origins of life on earth, searching for life on other planets, origins of the universe,
and so much more. All because the Bible isn't stopping us anymore.
From the Past
1) Issac Newton -- The bulk of his writings actually dealt with proving the Bible and God.
2) Lewis Pasteur -- Created vaccine against Anthrax & Rabies.
3) Galileo Galilei -- I don't believe he needs an introduction...
4) Johannes Kepler -- Laws of Planetary Motion.
5) Nicolaus Copernicus -- Introduced Heliocentric world view.
6) James Clerk Maxwell -- Independently developed Calculus & Electromagnetic Field Theory.
7) Erwin Schrodinger -- Ever hear of his cat?
8) Werner Heisenberg -- The Heisenberg Principle.
9) Max Planck -- Planck's Constant (Used in Chemistry)
10) Leonard Euler -- Euler's Method (Mathmatics)
1) Charles Hard Townes -- 1964 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics
2) Francis Collins -- Former Director US National Human Genome Research Institute. Helped map the Human Genome.
3) Jennifer Wiseman -- She is Chief of the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. An aerial of the
Center is shown. In addition she is a co-discoverer of 114P/Wiseman-Skiff
4) Stephen C. Meyer -- DNA By Design, former professor before being removed for his beliefs.
5) Martin Nowak -- Professor, Harvard University.
Without those people, your life and mine would be very very different. Science is not impeded by Christianity in anyway. Also in order for something
to become a "law" the effect of it must be repeatable. You can't test evolution, there is no way to test it or observe it. I just want to point
out its not Christians who are stopping that, its other scientists.
Originally posted by nicolee123ndWithout religion (Christianity in particular), we could have a better society overall. No longer would
gays, women, blacks, and anyone else looked down on in some religions be considered lesser citizens. Kids wouldn't be bullied for their beliefs.
It's a fact that, if there was no religion, most wars wouldn't have been fought. Some say 90% of wars are started because of religion, some say only
15%, but there is no way to tell really.
It is an utter fantasy to hope that if Christianity were removed from the world people wouldn't be as greedy, or want to sleep with someone else's
wife, or steal, or murder, or even drive drunk.
Originally posted by nicolee123ndThere's no debating that America is becoming less and less religious. Do you think this is good or
bad? What would you say is up for the future?
America becoming less religious is good. There are a lot of people who look down on others because they're not in the same Church as them or that
they hold a certain belief.
When it comes down to it, the only thing that matters in Christianity is what you think of Jesus the Christ. If you do no believe that Jesus is God,
there is no salvation.
In the Bible it says that;
In those days [there was] no king in Israel; everyone did [what was] right in his own eyes. -- Judges 17:6
If we have no moral standard in the United States then who is to say that your way is better than mine? Or mine better then yours?
There is a way [that seems] right to a man, But its end [is] the way of death. -- Proverbs 14:12
meaning, this line of thought will probably lead to the end of the United States.
***I know those verses speak on the micro, but I think it applies to the macro as well***