It never fails. It seems I can't post anything on my facebook anymore without sparking some sort of debate. This time I post an interesting article about skink evolution and got attacked with anti evolution rhetoric. Just wondering how you all would respond to this? Also, feel free to discuss. Thanks.
That is very true doone. I have also always wondered why life needs to have this all encompassing purpose in order for it to exist or be a good life? Cant we just live, love and learn and be happy with that?
You have to understand how much propaganda and pseudoscience is being pumped into their heads. When I was in early highschool, I was a creationist too; I should have known it was BS. Literally, I possessed the scientific knowledge from going to advanced classes that would debunk every single argument I used, but it was like I had closed off that part of my mind to rational scrutiny.
Just this beautiful, complex
Wonderfully unfathomable, NATURAL world?
How does it so fail to hold our attention
That we have to diminish it with the invention
Of cheap, man-made Myths and Monsters?
If you’re so into Shakespeare
Lend me your ear:
“To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw perfume on the violet… is just fucking silly”
Or something like that"
-Tim Minchin , Storm
Oneof the reasons I left a religious forum and joined an atheistic forum was because I was sick and tired of the stupidity of creationists. There's only so much ignorance that can be considered acceptable, and creationism is flat out shamefully idiotic. Period. There is a fundamental problem in arguing with creationists - they don't value logic or reason, so no amount of reasoining will ever change them. They're emotionally tied to their creation story and that's it.
Maybe you have too many fundamentalist friends (or you allow strangers to comment?)...I have a lot of friends who claim to be religious or at least spiritual, but they don't post nasty comments when I talk about science or atheism.
Samuel, u do have a lot. Actually I would say as many as 300+ of my friends are extreme fundamentalist christians. I used to be one myself and all of my family is as well. Most people in my area tend to be fundies also. Makes life as an atheist rather interesting to say the least.