Top Ten Reasons Why Religion is Pointless
The Top Ten
There is no solid evidence for any popular "science" purporting to explain the origins of the universe, life, life that reproduces itself, and most saliently, intelligent life that is self-replicating. Scientism is one of the most fanatical religions, ever.
Science is not a religion, there is solid evidence for scientific theories. Also a scientific theory is not a random idea someone has, it requires evidence. Evolution has plenty of evidence which includes DNA and the fossil record. Evolution has also been directly observed in laboratories in certain insects.
My religion is a mix of Buddhism and scientific facts and theories. (I believe in reincarnation, but I also believe in the infinity universe theory.)
"You gotta be kidding me! " While you may not worship science, and accept all its claims and premises with fanatical religious fervor, no matter how illogical, improbable and counterintuitive they may be, many others DO.
You gotta be kidding me! You do know that science is just theories explaining the universe? If you knew everything then we wouldn't even need science! I think this is a horrible argument...
But Science has evidence, theories require evidence, such as studying the common point where all stars came from, which is the point of the big bang
I do admit that they’re harmless, but it’s not about it being harmful or not. It’s about if it makes OUR creator and Master (Jehovah God) feel bad. We owe it to Jehovah God to do whatever he pleases. He didn’t have to create us but he did, so we owe our lives to him. Besides, it’s more about the fact that it’s unnatural, not so much about it being harmless
Any creature is observed to have 2 directives: to survive and to mate. if any animal were to do anything that prevented one of those functions, they would be considered malfunctioning by most scientists. however, when humans do things that prevent reproduction (unnatural sex, abortion, sex without insemination, etc) we consider it completely normal. when a person stops desiring survival (starving themselves, suicidal actions, etc) we send them to a therapist. it seems to be inconsistent. and that is from a scientific perspective, and most atheism is built on a scientific foundation. say what you want to, but logic in and of itself proves that something always comes from something else, even if we don't understand it. and there is more than enough proof in the resurrection, just read the case for Christ. and if Jesus is the son of God, was born, died, and was raised, then everything else in the bible is true. I say that based on how most everything else is historical (possibly myth, ...more
It actually is if you think about it. Without religion, people make up their own ideas and rules, therefore going into the immoral side. Why do you think people out there in the world get drunk, have sex, and go into unnatural things? It’s because they do whatever they want without proper morals to guide them from religion like Jehovah’s Witnesses
No "religious war." Merely a debate about logic, and the lack thereof. If someone wants to reject Aristotlean logic regarding causation, and argue for spontaneous generation...go for it.
Actually, there is some sense in religion, and it is clear from the fact that some people consider it to be meaningful to them. So, at least for somebody, it has sense and value, which makes the wording "Top Ten Reasons Why Religion is Pointless" simply false. Nevertheless, I agree that there are some pointless arguments based on religious dogmas. For example, the claim that human morality needs a supernatural basis. If you eliminate religion, they say, people will have no reason to follow moral rules. In fact, our moral sense exists quite separately from religion, and people can elaborate the notions of right and wrong without guidance of religion (for example, using some form of utilitarian ethics or deontological one).
"That's ridiculous...Better systems like a democracy do not require religion either." The issue here is not that the tenets of any particular religion must be strictly followed in order to preserve liberty, but rather that, as history CLEARLY proves, tyranny results when people recognize no higher authority than man. As for democracy, that is NOT the system laid out in the US Constitution. It failed miserably in Athens, where it was born, and its illegitimate implementation is destroying America, politically and fiscally. Lenin said democracy was merely an interim step between capitalism and communism, and that scenario is being played out in the US. Before you declare something "ridiculous," you need to have some clue as to what you're talking about.
"Wow, what a brilliant argument." Wow, what an ignorant post. Soviet and Maoist communism declared war on religion. Why? Because atheism was prerequisite to the amorality necessary to pursue a tyrannical, sociopathic, genocidal humanist agenda. As to blaming Darwin, his massively flawed theory set in motion, laid the "rational," "scientific" groundwork, for the diminution of value of human life. Whose theory do you think Hitler relied upon for his agenda of racial "cleansing" in pursuit of racial purity? Are you wholly
unfamiliar with Social Darwinism? It's amusing though mildly annoying when the grossly uninformed come out swinging and get nothing but air.
This was tried in the 20th century. It was called communism. As a result of looking to "logic" to determine morality, 300 million people died "untimely" deaths. Thank you, Nietzsche, Marx and Darwin.
Wow, what a brilliant argument. Do you really think that people responsible for atrocities of the 20th century did what they did because they were atheists? By the way, Darwin never had a social theory so you cannot blame him
Jehovah’s Witnesses do promise a new world in the future and a resurrection for the dead, which has evidence that it will come true. But the point is that Jehovah encourages us to make it through right now, with the new world in mind to keep us going. So this is more of a good thing, not a distraction
The concepts are not mutually exclusive, unless by "living this life to the fullest," you mean doing whatever the hell you want to do, no matter who or how many it harms.
Harming others is not okay obviously, I was not implying that, I think you missed the point
Wiccan here, I don't believe in after-life like a Christian, Jew, Muslim.
I like to live this life to the fullest.
The point was not "missed." It was simply judged invalid.
Again revert thing in science is not 100% proven because it's science! That's what it is! Theories! That's why we have a creation/evolution debate I support creation but I think both sides give good amount of evidence I've seen almost every evolution website and every creationist site. Both are persuasive, but people who just go with evolution are those who just want to not obey God even if they were brought up in a Christian home.
Remember that according to Science, gravity is also a theory as it's mechanism hasn't yet been proven. Just because something hasn't been proven with science yet doesn't mean that it will never be. The real benefit of science is that if something is not true, then it can be DISproved by a reproducible method. Nothing in religion can be disproved nor definitively proven.
"Evolution is science, there is plenty of evidence." No, there isn't. The "fossil record" contains ZERO intermediate species. Can you use "evolution" to explain irreducible complexity? Do you even know what it is? Can you explain the genesis of sexual reproduction? As for "climate change," if you think it's legitimate science, you're ignoring a world of fact, and simply accepting propaganda, and THAT'S "ridiculous."
There are transitional fossils that show transitions in a species evolving, it's as simple as a Google search. And irreducible complexity is a pseudoscience, meaning it fails to meet the standards of actual science. And there are many things Evolution can't explain, but that does not make it untrue. And as for climate change, what facts exactly?
Which came first, the chicken, or the egg? Evolution is not science, as it simply doesn't work. Neither is anthropomorphic climate change (see: East Anglia scandal).
Evolution is science, there is plenty of evidence. Same with climate science. And just because there was a scandal involving climate change doesn't mean the whole idea is wrong, that assertion is ridiculous.
Young Earth Creationists reject evolution and the age of the Earth because of how they interpret the Bible
I’m going to just share my opinion: Jehovah’s Witnesses is the only religion based on my experience that hasn’t been bad or taken too far at all. It’s the only religion with solid evidence for things based on the Bible and has the Witnesses actually bonding with each other. I’ve never seen any other religion have that automatic relationship and connection with each other.
Yes, & that includes atheism (I.e.: Communist countries, etc.).
Might just be the opposite. Ever hear the expression, "There are no atheists in foxholes? "
Why does opinion in religion matter? This why I don't believe in humanity.
Except for Paganism, Wicca. Did they cause war?
The Crusaders, need I say more?
It most certainly is NOT the "only" reason. In fact, it's the least obvious one.
I’m going to be honest: That’s because the things you mentioned are wrong due to being unnatural.
You are classically displaying blind obedience to dogma. You also are displaying severe lack of knowledge.
Irreducible complexity is NOT a "science," "pseudo" or otherwise. It is a FACT. Example: The tail of a flagellate (a sperm, for instance) is composed of about five parts. ALL parts must be present SIMULTANEOUSLY, or the structure will not function. Explain how such a structure could have "evolved." Explain why it SHOULD have evolved, when it served no purpose until complete and functional. And you appear to not understand the concept of micro evolution. It does NOT "create" new species. It results in MODIFICATION of existing species. And you are in serious error by citing such as Archaeopteryx and
Australopithecus as "intermediate" species. An intermediate species would be one proven to be precisely between the ones IMMEDIATELY before and after. NONE exist in the fossil record. Chicken and Egg is not some "fun thought experiment for grade school children" (smarminess does ...more
Irreducible complexity is a fact only in the sense that it cannot be disproven just like the Devil or my magical hat that disappears whenever someone tries to see it. It's based in the same type of logical fallacy that leads people to conclude that the Great Pyramids, the Nazca Lines, and Stonehenge must have been built by aliens.
The tail of a flagellate is not irreducibly complex. The sperm cell of an eel, for example, lacks components typically found in the cilium of other cells and yet it is still functional. Other types bacterial flagellum have been demonstrated to contain components that are functional outside of the context of mobility.
An intermediate species never will be discovered between Neanderthal and Cro Magnon as they are not linear relatives. They evolved from a common ancestor and existed simultaneously.
Blind Obedience to something with no strong evidence for to be more specific
What blind obedience? Book of Shadows, kitchen witch, horoscopes.
And people should never make judgements because all ideas are equally valid, and all behaviors are just wonderful, right?
That’s a part of life my friend, people will always judge you no matter what. Religion isn’t the only reason for judgement
Christians and Muslims will often mock "new age" religion, and vice versa. Many political fights and wars are fought over religion. Even something as simple as a friendship/relationship can be ruined because of religious differences
Well people are going to have opinions and different religions. You’re just going to have to deal with it, knowing that Jehovah will make you feel better
I think that was really good it has helped me lea
Puts a lot of pressure on me
Again, people will judge you and have disagreements. That’s what happens with, Oh I don’t know, everything else!
South Park, Family Guy, Sausage Party.