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God is 'dead'!

28 March 2012, 08:18
God is 'dead'!

Science has killed god. Science has a self correcting mechanism and always changes for the better as it continually seeks to detect things that are wrong with its discoveries. If error is detected it is corrected and mankind benefits from a current and dependable flow of information. You will never find in the history civilization that science has changed to suit religion. Rather you will see the opposite. Religion changes according to the discoveries of science otherwise it becomes obsolete and irrelevant due to lack of credibility. It does not happen the other way around. There are however some exceptions where religious ideas are still stuck in the primitive and mysterious times of the Bible and those who cling to them are delusional as they refuse to and will not change, even though they are in conflict with scientific truth, come hell or high water.Christians fundamentalists do not feel the obligation to develop or evolve their beliefs as they are tied in to a childish, defunct and imaginary relationship contract with the Bible and God based solely on “faith and not on sight” to quote Apostle Paul.

Therefore it often brings a smile to my face when fundamentalist Christians state that they and the Bible are not in disagreement with scientific discoveries as God created the scientist that provide the knowledge in the first place. They are overwhelmed by, and willingly benefit from scientific products like; cellphones, radio, TV, electricity, electronics, computers, medical science, cars,jet planes, etc. When science stands on their sensitive toes and proves beyond a shadow of doubt that: biological and galactic evolution is true and actually happened as proved by genetics, DNA and the fossil record showing common decent,our planet earth is 4 .5 billion years old as proved by modern radiometric dating methods and the vast universe is 13.75 billion years old, according to human genome mapping all modern humans emerged out of Africa from a group of about10 000, which makes Adam and Eve and the Genesis creation myth redundant,it is rejected as being of the devil. If we dig deeper we find that this odd and weird behavior is encouraged by the teachings of the pre-scientific, pre-Darwin and pre-internet age and originator of Christianity, the superstitious ignoramus (by to days standards) the Apostle Paul.

To quote Paul: The Gentiles “walk in the vanity of their mind, being darkened intheir understanding” because of their “ignorance and hardened hearts,” while the born again Christian, one who has been “renewed in the spirit of your mind”has “learned Christ” (for “the truth is in Jesus”). The “wisdom of the world”evaluates God’s wisdom as foolishness, while the believer understands that worldly (scientific) wisdom “has been made foolish. He goes on to explain that any thought which opposes the faith is “vain babblings of knowledge falsely so called”. Unbelievers become “vain in their reasoning’s”. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” and “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”are deposited in Christ. Therefore believers must be on the alert against philosophy (knowledge) which is “not after Christ,” lest it rob them of this treasure. Believers must cast down “reasoning’s and every high thing exalted against the knowledge of God” by bringing “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” and therein making Christ pre-eminent in all things.

 Therefore from Paul’s counsel we can conclude that the basic commitments of the believer and unbeliever are fundamentally opposed to each other. Believers do not have a choice as all scientific knowledge contrary to the Bible has to be rejected if they are to obey Paul and be faithful children of god. They are terrified of recognising that science has proved the Bible to be flawed and as such cannot be the infallible and/or inerrant word of god. For if they come to that obvious and honest conclusion their faith will unravel like a ball of string. Therefore it is abundantly clear that believers must devaluate reason and scientific knowledge in favour of believing in contentious revelation knowledge truths that are discovered in the Bible that appear to prop up their faith and fit perfectly into the category of “confirmation bias syndrome”. That is why fundamental Christianity is maintained by people adopting a put your ‘fingers in your ear” ora “head in the ground” approach.

Irrespective of what Paul suggests this is the act of a coward and a person who doubts his supposed to be sure and steadfast foundation built “not on sand but on the rock Christ Jesus.” For if he was secure as his faith based confessions declare he would be easily persuaded that his faith can and should withstand intense critical scrutiny. What is Paul and others fearful of? For if they really had attained the absolute truth they surely could not forfeit it? If a believer must place reason below his faith, how can he properly evaluate his faith in the first place, since the presumption of faith we start out with, will most likely be the presumption of faith we end with?

Scientific knowledge, which has produced our modern world we live in, is beneficial for us as it has inherent power that liberates and bolsters us from fear of the consequences of abandoning superstitious beliefs propagated by; religion (hell and damnation), cults, sects, witch doctors spells etc. Faith in god, the Bible,occult etc also has power because what you believe has power over you. Ignorance is not bliss as any old superstitious nonsense will hold you in its cruel grasp and cause you to live your life in fear. Knowledge casts out all fear. There are no spirits, ghosts, fairies, goblins, elves, demons, devils, gods, angels, magic spells, tockalotche, souls, etc

Religion may offer comfort and solace through a community life style in a harsh world.But it tends to stifle real advancement as fundamentalist only talk to and encourage each other, thereby committing intellectual incest, which mutates there thinking process as they switch off the logic centre in their brain, that god is supposed have given them, and they languish in a fools paradise. Even though you might think you have a unique subjective experience with your God.It is not unique and people have spiritual type experiences just like yours with other belief systems and other god/s. It’s a lot easier and it is much better for you and humanity to be just a normal irreligious human being and dump all outdated belief systems for they have been exposed and found wanting.Google all issues, do some research and start to think for your self.

People are people, whether they have a Christian or atheist view point. Some are kind,some are not, some are smart and some are dumb. You'll find atheists with hearts of gold, salt of the earth types, and born again 'Christians' that engage in sexual affairs, defraud on tax and covet and accuse their neighbours and vice versa. Bottom line is, forget the labels and look at the person and take each on their merits, because a person is 'known by their fruits', and this makes sense no matter what label you carry. The bible, religion and god has nothing to do with who you really are deep down in your being; your genes, your brain, your upbringing and your education or lack of make you what you are. Soit is time for the faithful to endorse the statement that “god is dead for science has killed him.”

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