Has politics replaced religion?

Nov 2012
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Let's use The Force instead of God.

The Force is available to all. Whether a person can avail her/himself of The Force is up to the individual.

Contact Luke for additional details :)

Actually the "Force" Lucas said was to represent the presence of God, in the Star Wars sagas.
 
Nov 2018
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That's all correct, mystery abounds, but I fail to see how mysteries make the case for a disordered universe.
Knowledge orders chaos into understandable patterns. The universe must have dark corners that are beyond our reach and must have unique properties that we cannot understand due to the infinite size of the universe. If the universe was truly finite, we might eventually be able to understand it all but it is probably not even possible for humans to understand even the size of the universe. There will be chaos that we cannot understand and so, from our point of view there is inherent disorder (chaos) in the universe. God may be limited by the speed of light.
 
Nov 2012
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Knowledge orders chaos into understandable patterns. The universe must have dark corners that are beyond our reach and must have unique properties that we cannot understand due to the infinite size of the universe. If the universe was truly finite, we might eventually be able to understand it all but it is probably not even possible for humans to understand even the size of the universe. There will be chaos that we cannot understand and so, from our point of view there is inherent disorder (chaos) in the universe. God may be limited by the speed of light.
God said "Let their Be light" and brought order to chaos.
 
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That would be in a vacuum and no gravity.

that speed could be faster or slower based on gravitational force and lack of vacuum.
Gravity has no effect on the speed of light. That is the cornerstone of the Theory of Relativity.
 
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Beware of watermelons
"science" is not a religion...
religion: the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

Quite frankly, some of the right-wing propaganda phrases are just plain dumb.



Review the above definition.
Atheism is not a religion.

Let's try and look at the whole definition shall we




religion
[ri-lij-uh n]
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noun
a set of beliefs concerning the cause,nature, and purpose of the universe,especially when considered as the creationof a superhuman agency or agencies,usually involving devotional and ritualobservances, and often containing a moralcode governing the conduct of humanaffairs.

a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects:
the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.

the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices:a world council of religions.

the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.:to enter religion.
the practice of religious beliefs; ritualobservance of faith.

something one believes in and followsdevotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience:

the definition of religion

huh. Kinda changes things when you dobt cherry pick doesn't it?