posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:12 AM
reply to post by Gaussq
I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals Himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of
My point is that he had no reason to believe in a supernatural, "divine" God.
But to reply to the OP, of course modern science promotes atheism. As we discover more and more about the world our "need" for a god to explain away
the things we don't understand lessens. Upon reading the excerpt from Li Hongzhi, I kind of started shaking my head. He clearly has a problem with
just being human. I'm all for excelling at everything, but I also have a hard time believing people who claim to have "supernatural" intelligence.
The pursuit of science is the pursuit of intelligence. Li Hongzhi talks about how people study and study but never master things...well what should
they be doing? Meditating? Praying for intelligence? The reason people don't do those things is because they aren't effective. And modern science
has NOTHING to do with the decline of morality and although he says it, he doesn't explain why he thinks it is so. If anything, as we progress into
our scientific and technological future, our appreciation and understanding of things like life, consciousness, and meaning will grow.