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Originally posted by smithjustinb
You don't have to be a Christian to believe in God.
And to believe in God, you don't have to believe the crazy stories of the Bible. All you have to do is look within.
I mean for this generation. As technology progresses it will allow us to delve ever deeper into understanding these fundamental questions. That has always been the case. We used to think the earth was flat and that we were the centre of the universe. 'Science' has shown us those beliefs were false, religion tried to reinforce the lies and actually burned men alive at the stake for suggesting otherwise.
You write that the true nature of reality is unknowable.
Again science is the answer. There is a lot of evidence to back up what I said, and not a shred of evidence for anything supernatural at work.
You also write that we are nothing more than the product of chance in an indifferent universe. How can you know that?
You should not feel sorry for me. My wonder and awe of the natural world and trying to understand its workings gives me far more inner peace and satisfaction than any religious nonsense ever could. It is the religious that deserve pity and maybe some therapy to release them from their self deluded madness.
I feel a little sad for you in your belief in the importance of using science
This is just made up nonsense. Morals are not taught to us by a dusty old tome, they are hardwired into us as a necessity for our very survival as a species. There are far more religious people in jails around the world than there atheists 'google the figures'.
Religious beliefs impose a right and wrong on you. Atheism lets you pick what your comfortable with.