I can honestly say I haven't heard this one before. I have heard its total BS, that it's the work of the devil, that it is wrong to varying degrees, that it's God's will and other things but never that it was a religion. I have even heard atheism is a religion many times. I am honestly at a loss as how to begin responding to this. Here is the post I stumbled across. I am not going to bother replying to this one but I would love to hear some ideas about how to respond to this in the future.
I have some ideas already such but would love to hear from someone who has encountered and debated this already.
Excellent!!! Did they post it?
There are no horrible, eternal consequences for not believing in evolution. That sets it apart from most religions.
Hmm... eternal maybe not, but free of consequences this type of "disbelief" is not.
Yes, there are consequences for that type of disbelief, but that's a different topic. Not believing in evolution, though, is not going to send your eternal soul to hell to burn forever. Some people will think you're a bit dim, but that's pretty small beans in comparison.
From my understanding of what was stated in the linked post is that Evolution is a religion due to the fact it is something that people believe in and that it explains how we were created. I don't see "Evolution" in the same light at all. I think of religions more as culturally developed sets of stories, rules, customs and beliefs that governs and/or affects the thinking and behaviours of people and communities. Evolution doesn't fit into my understanding of a religion. Most people I know believe in evolution, but it has little effect on our lifestyles.
I just left a comment on the blog article as well - It appears she is actually responding to our comments too! Being pretty dumb about her answers, but nonetheless responding!