Last night on Fox Business Channel John Stossel had a show covering god and religion. Michael Shermer and Lawrence Krauss (I think) were on the panel along with a couple theists. Shermer and the astrophysicist made several excellent points. Stossel is an agnostic and I thought the show was beneficial for atheists. The one main point that Stossel made for religion is that it is responsible for the majority of charitable actions towards those less fortunate in life and that theists are much more willing to donate charitable funds to causes. He also did illuminate the downside of religion as well: Islamic jihadists, the Crusades, witch burnings, and Aztec sacrifices. The most important point to me was that science was shown to be a changing field of study, constantly updated, and that religion is mired in ancient texts that don't correctly reflect our growing understanding of the universe.

Views: 29

Tags: Fox, News, Stossel

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

Dr. Oz finally getting his due

Started by Unseen in Small Talk. Last reply by Davis Goodman 12 hours ago. 4 Replies

Wicca

Started by Unseen in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Belle Rose 11 hours ago. 14 Replies

Books to read in 2015

Started by Belle Rose in Advice. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 16 hours ago. 8 Replies

Skepticon (Or Other Atheist Type of Events)

Started by Peter in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Sunday School

Events

Blog Posts

It's all Greek to me

Posted by Simon Mathews on April 15, 2015 at 4:14am 15 Comments

Free at last

Posted by Belle Rose on April 15, 2015 at 1:00am 2 Comments

Services we love!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

© 2015   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service