All scientists and religious people argue. That’s all they ever do, both with an awful smug arrogance that makes me want to surgically remove their abilities to speak. I am neither a scientist nor a believer in any religion. That’s because I’m intelligent and intelligent people seek knowledge over all else. It isn’t about truth, it’s about acquisition of knowledge because truth is impossible to discover.
Before I begin properly let me start with that science and religion are, because essentially they are the same thing. Both are systems of belief that assert that their truths are all absolute truth that they must spread to the world. But they are nothing more than systems of belief and in the search for knowledge they are merely tools that intelligent people use to further their goal.
Throughout the ages people have always needed something to believe in. Something which they called truth so that more people could ratify their beliefs and make them feel like they were better than other people. If you can gain a majority voice for your version of truth you feel superior. For a long time in England this was Christianity because it was a fantastic form of social control which encouraged a good set of morals.
When people felt bored of Christianity they moved onto science because it appeared to ever increasing technology. Believers in science were encouraged to mock Christianity thereby pushing more people away from it. Now science has gone as far as to develop into what’s known as social Darwinism where Richard Dawkins tells people that they are more evolved if they believe in science. Believers in religion are genetically backwards. Science is no different from Christiantiy in its method of delivery or way of behaving. It is a system of belief and no closer to fact or truth than anything else. We are simply brainwashed into seeing it as fact from an early age just like a Catholic child or the entire society when Christianity was at its peak.
The truth of science is pitifully easy to destroy. Science is based entirely on observation. If we see something happen enough times it must be correct. But the theories and the facts we base modern observations on are also based on human observation. If we can’t trust our senses then our observation cannot be trusted, never mind the fact that there is always the possibility that some time a ball might fall the other way. Repeated testing isn’t enough evidence for something to be fact.
Scientists react to this with ‘well it’s only a theory’ but in the basis of that ‘theory’ are facts which were theories too until enough time had passed that people forgot they hadn’t been tested properly. When I was young it was known as the big bang theory, now they base other things off it and call it fact that the universe was created like that. Because we see stars through a telescope we all believe in stars as factual entities but eyesight is not enough. We have no proof of the validity of any of the facts that social Darwinists call us ‘unevolved’ for if we don’t believe in them.
The arguments for Christianity produce the same problem. No proof. There is no record of Jesus, no proof of God. Nothing at all. The whole thing is as thinly woven as science but we are threatened with hell if we don’t believe the exact right thing. It’s childish. ‘Believe what we believe or suffer.’ Well I don’t respond to threats and if God was actually real then he wouldn’t have to threaten. Whatever the truth is, it will be obvious when we find it. No threats or punishments needed.
Intelligence leads people to alternate ways of thinking. Intelligence leads to the creation of new fields of study, new theories and new belief systems. We require the sheep who practise science or religion because it provides background information, tests already completed and with all your arguing you provide a fantastic social experiment.
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