June 10, 2023

Religious NutJobs

A few days ago, somebody asked me why I didn’t follow any religion. The reason is, because most religions are nuts. Seriously, they don’t make sense. Let me just pull some quotes from today’s news articles.

First off if you’re upset that the pope called your religion “spread by the sword,” then the following response doesn’t really help your case

“you and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere. … We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword.”

In essence, you just validated his statements. This isn’t a shot against muslims.. Just the person who issued that statement.

Now, let’s look at the evolution debate. My favorite quote has to be this one:

“We are objecting to the message that the fossil exhibits represent the scientific evidence of human evolution, They do not. Human evolution is still a theory and this cannot be called as evidence.”

Umm… fossils aren’t evidence of evolution? Care to explain that one? The very fact that intelligent design can be called a theory is a major reason I can’t give accrediation to religion. It’s not a “theory” if it’s only based on faith. Yes I know the bible says it… but the bible itself is only based on faith. There’s no facts backing that up either.

The problem with the “theory” is that it says that complexity can only come from imposed order… which applies fine to the earth, but a postulate of the theory is that anything that imposes order must also be complex… thus must also come from imposed order. So the theory of intelligent design itself dictates that God must have been intelligently created. And that contradicts your bible.

The world would be such a great place if we didn’t have religion.

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