Canonization of Pius XII? Nov 7, 2008 9:14:23 GMT
Post by Hemingway on Nov 7, 2008 9:14:23 GMT
I am saying that once all the data for and against the existence of an omniscient being has been examined the results should lead one to the "doubtful" end of the scale.
There isn’t enough data to prove conclusively the existence or non-existence of such a being, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that such a beings existence is highly unlikely.
I find it hard to comprehend how people can believe in god if they have examined all the evidence "for" and "against".
In most cases, I would suggest, staunchly religious people have not examined rational explanations as to why and how we have come to exist on this little rock in outer space.
The supernatural explanation is so much more accessible and requires no proof whatsoever. That’s where "faith" comes into play for the theist.
Its comforting to think that there is an invisible man in the sky who looks after us. Its comforting to think that when we die we'll see all our loved ones again. Humans are always looking for something to believe in.
I have chosen science and rational thinking.
In my opinion the religious have chosen a fairytale. A nice story to be sure but a fairytale nonetheless.
But as I say, I don’t look down on you in any way for that.
I suppose if I'm honest, I just believe that you have been "misinformed" for want of a better word and that this misinformation is much more comforting to you than reality.
Given the choice most humans take the easier more comforting path. I believe thats the path you have chosen.
Everyone loves a happy ending.