Big Guy In the Sky With a Doobie

I went to see Religulous with the hubby and my close friend that is also an atheist.  We went the day it came out.  I figured that i would see many young people or at least younger than 50.  There were quite a few older people, not only that but they laughed.  I figured that a bunch of religious people would go to it and yell and boo.  I was wrong.  I enjoy the movie and I think Bill is hilarious.  I think his view that religion causes pain in this world is a bit skewed.  Ignorance and the inability to reason causes belief in the supernatural which then causes pain.  The word supernatural would be replaced by something else if it went away.  Sometimes it is replace with nationalism, sexism, racism, and a multiple of other 'isms.  The true goal for me is critical thinking skills being taught.  His final statement about atheist needing to be more outspoken and against religion, I found interesting.  I have never lied to someone about what I believe, but I don't shout it to strangers.  I guess I don't see anything wrong with an adult choosing to believe in an afterlife.  We do what we need to get through.  If you do things that are harming to society because of your religion, well that is where I dry the line.  I also draw that line no matter what your justification.   The part where he gets high with the weed religion. Priceless

Krypton Krypton
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3 Responses Mar 26, 2009

"In order to have fear and guilt, you must first have stupidity." -First Church of the Last Laugh

I agree, only stupid people actually believe in God like these morons:

"A little knowledge of science makes man an atheist, but an in-depth study of science makes him a believer in God." - Francis Bacon

“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

“In the history of science, ever since the famous trial of Galileo, it has repeatedly been claimed that scientific truth cannot be reconciled with the religious interpretation of the world. Although I am now convinced that scientific truth is unassailable in its own field, I have never found it possible to dismiss the content of religious thinking as simply part of an outmoded phase in the consciousness of mankind, a part we shall have to give up from now on. Thus in the course of my life I have repeatedly been compelled to ponder on the relationship of these two regions of thought, for I have never been able to doubt the reality of that to which they point.”

–Werner Heisenberg, who was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics for the creation of quantum mechanics (which is absolutely crucial to modern science).

“Those who say that the study of science makes a man an atheist must be rather silly.”

–Nobel Prize winning physicist Max Born, who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics.

“I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism.”

“If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God.”

–Lord William Kelvin, who was noted for his theoretical work on thermodynamics, the concept of absolute zero and the Kelvin temperature scale based upon it.

“Science is incompetent to reason upon the creation of matter itself out of nothing. We have reached the utmost limit of our thinking faculties when we have admitted that because matter cannot be eternal and self-existent it must have been created.”

–Physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell, who is credited with formulating classical electromagnetic theory and whose contributions to science are considered to be of the same magnitude to those of Einstein and Newton.

Oh ... wait ...

Btw, did you know that, according to a recent Pew survey, 51% of scientists abjure the philosophy of Atheism? ( Go figure! :)

Ferris Bueller: "I don't condone any ism. I believe that isms in general are not good"<br />
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I loved this movie, Bill is a brilliant man and his views on things always seem to add a little humor to the subject.

Hmm...I've been looking for something fresh to watch!