Thursday, July 16, 2009

An explaination why religion and god don't matter

I've been ask a while back by a girl I was meeting for the first time how come an astronomer with all the stuff that we can't explain and the majesty of the universe was an atheist. Well PZ Myers (from the atheistic biologist blog Pharyngula) as posted links to two pages with approximatly the same answer I gave that girl.

While science can not test the existance of god it can test the effect of it's existance on reality. i.e instance where the known principles of the natural world would be altered/broken by the action of this supranatural being. You know those divine intervention, miracle, vision, prophecies, explanation for natural phenomena and all? Well in all the cases tested a naturalistic explanation was shown to be correct, i.e nothing outside of the known (or to be more rigourous knowable) principles of the world was at work. Now, if you have something that act exactly like the natural principle, is undetectable and is unknowable, doesn't it make much more senses to just go and say: well it doesn't exist or at least matter. You'll get the exact same result with or without it's presence anyway...

Don't give me the argument, well god set those natural principle into place in the first place! AHAH checkmate atheist. It's an argument from ignorance we don't know how those principles came into being in the first place however just look at the few millions argument from ignorance for god and you'll see that up to now the it's not god after all answer comes up.. well all the time. Beside we already have theories about how those law came about and you won't be surprised to learn that exactly none of them involve supranatural beings...

Now the religion part, if religions was something that stabilized society and lowered crime rate we would expect the country with the smallest religion base to be the most unstable and with the highest crime rate. Well strangely the crime rate is inversely proportional to the pourcentage of atheist in the country... Also atheist are the only underepresented "religious" group in prisons. It should make you think about the value of religion no?

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