Originally posted by Xaphan
You do realize that, from a psychological standpoint, the only reason people (like yourself) get defensive when the concept of 'god' is proven to be
Sorry to be pedantic, but actually you cannot prove there is no deity..you can however prove that a subject (in this case, evolution) is not
supernatural in origin...this doesn't disprove deities..it simply removes that aspect as a function of deities..a bit like gods used to be
responsible for lightning and fire, until it was found out they weren't...then it was simply removed from their list of things they directly
is because they hate the idea of death. It's the one phobia that all humans share, which ironically is also an evolutionary trait.
Actually, I disagree here. The removal of religion from a person doesn't necessarily remove the concept of continued existence..
What it does do is basically tell someone that their core understanding is incorrect.
Its not a fear based response often..its pride. When you tell a person whom believes they know the answer that they are wrong, be it about religion or
really anything else they have decided on and formed a core trait on, they become angry, resistant, and close minded.
For instance...go to a political junky for the (left/right/whatever) and say their ideals are wrong..show them some random facts that support your
claim. Watch them then become argumentative, angry, etc...
You cannot tell a person they are wrong (even when they are). People get angry at that.
If a person loses a religion, and they are religious minded, they will simply find another one that incorporates the new facts (be it advanced aliens,
holographic universe, etc).
No...its not the loss of immortality that bothers people...its accepting that they may have gotten it wrong.
Nothing like good ole human pride.
-People have always feared death.
-The idea of a sky daddy who would allow them to live forever is comforting and pleasing.
Many ancient cultures and religions only allowed for nobles and the truly upper crust of society to pass into the immortal after world...yet the
people were religious
Because even though it didn't help them in the long run, it did give them the superiority of being right. Such religions lasted for thousands of