I'm having a problem with YouTube. Sometimes when I try to post a comment under a video, it doesn't save, and I'm forced to discard it. So I'm watching an interview with Penn Jillette and there's this guy calls himself BaneOfFreeSpeech. I don't know what the conversation was before this guy cuz YouTube's idea of a message board for videos is not intended for actual text communication. You're just supposed to comment on the video, not go into serious discussions about religion or science, but this BaneOfFreeSpeech guys says.
"this wont matter when science proves religion is a joke."
This is what I wanted to say in response.
What are you talking about!?
Galileo proved the Earth is not the center of the universe hundreds of years ago. The Pope's response was to excommunicate him, and then make him kiss his ring. Astronomy has proven there's no heaven. There's no throne in the clouds where God's hanging out. Yet ppl still believe!
Science HAS proven religion is a joke. A LACK of evidence is NOT evidence. The jury is not still out on evolution versus creationism. Yet religion is more powerful now than ever before.
I have been looking at atheism recently like it's a bottomless pit. I was born and raised a Christian. I don't know any other way. The past several years I've been standing on a precipice of Deism, looking back at what I see now as a very badly done magic trick and I'm looking forward at a big black nothing. Dark Matter is less imposing and scary than believing in nothing.
Belief in something that's not there isn't an answer. Belief in nothing being there is not an answer. Waiting for a third answer that actually is the answer? That's not working either. And if it came along, I'd be sceptical of it anyway.
There are a lot of things which forced me to put into question all my beliefs. If I've stopped being a Christian, it's not because I want to stop being a Christian.
I understand how Tarzan felt when Jane explained to him "there's a reason why they're all hairier than you are, dear. You're not one of them."
But Tarzan had Jane. And the Big City. And a deal for multiple movies and television shows and he got to be on lunchboxes. He was also fictional, which took the edge off the knowledge that everything he had known up to that point was fictional.
Atheists offer Ex-believers NOTHING but just a bottomless pit of this is what you want this is what you get. You honestly believe science WILL prove religion is a joke? It already did. The problem is, there's no punchline. It's a very bad joke.
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