reply to post by Wanders
I'm a Christian. I believe in Christ. I believe that God exists. As long as I don't try to impose that on someone else... why would anyone mind? I
certainly don't mind anyone being an atheist, a Muslim, etc.
That's a great attitude to have
The problem is, a lot of religious people use their belief as an excuse to affect other's people's lives. And that MUST NOT happen as long as those
beliefs aren't based on rationality and logic.
To give you an example: stem cell research
This field of science could cure MILLIONS suffering from various birth defects, AIDS, cancer, and a ton of other diseases...yet research is as good as
forbidden because the religious right claims "god doesn't want that". As long as they don't provide proof of god's existence, they should stick to
quietly following their belief, and letting the rest get on with our lives and general progress as a species.
I have friends with cancer, and every single one of their doctors says stem cell research would eventually allow them to be cured...but instead, they
are being condemned to death just because of of a bunch of irrational lunatics (sry, no nice way of saying that). It's really hard for me to stay nice
when it comes to this, I have to watch friends die because of a bunch of assholes trying to impose their worldview on everyone else. If they don't
condone that research, no one is forcing them (or anyone else) to benefit from it...but condemning others to die is WRONG.
That's why I get annoyed at clearly uneducated people doubting evolution, or using god as an excuse to stop scientific progress that could save
millions. If they don't know, that's fine...and I really have no issue with anyone who for example doesn't know about how evolution really works, I'll
happily explain it to them. What I DO have a problem with is if you explain it to them, present FACTS, and objective evidence...and they still refuse
to acknowledge it just because of a 2,000 year old book that clearly isn't based on facts, and in certain cases demonstrably wrong. And hell, even
then I'd allow them to believe whatever they want, unicorns, spaghetti monster, Allah, whatever...but they have WAY too much influence on the
I'd go as far as demanding people against stem cell research and condoms should be put to death with the very same people they condemn to death by
stopping scientific progress...
edit on 17-6-2011 by MrXYZ because: (no reason given)