- Jul 2008
- Virginia Beach, VA
Exactly. Religion in this country, and the Christian religion especially, has enjoyed a position of prestige that is undeserved. ANY religion should be subject to the same scrutiny that any claim is subject to. If the evidence bears it out then we can accept it. But if there is insufficient evidence then we should withhold belief until there is sufficient evidence.because we are culturally accustomed to respecting christian religion
it's time for this to end, treat it for what it is
if people want to believe that junk, fine, "don't ask, don't tell"
it's time to shove this crap in the closet where it belongs
BTW, “How else can you explain [insert favorite observation here]?” Is not evidence. If something lacks an explanation then the correct answer is “I don’t know, let’s see if we can find out.” To say, “It must be God.” or “That’s evidence for God.” is just a cop out.
But now that place of prestige is being dismantled and right wing Christians are crying about a “war on Christianity”. Before I have argued against that idea but I have come to the conclusion there IS a “war on Christianity.” That is NOT a bad thing. There is a “war on Christianity” just as there should be a war on ANYTHING that lacks evidence or is untrue. The Christians are not upset that the war exists, they’re upset that they’re losing.