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Christianity &Science Johnson on 30 Oct 2008 08:18 am

How the anti-science mindset of Christianity hurts us all, according to 76 Nobel Prize winning scientists

76 Nobel Prize-winning scientists have gathered together to write An open letter to the American people. The short letter’s purpose is to endorse Barack Obama for president, but it is more important because of what it says about science.

Why are science and technology important to Americans? Because science and technology can help us solve “many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security and economic competitiveness.”

Why is the anti-scientific stance of Christianity bad for America? The letter puts it this way:

During the administration of George W. Bush, vital parts of our country’s scientific enterprise have been damaged by stagnant and declining federal support. The government’s scientific advisory process has been distorted by political considerations. As a result, our once dominant position in the scientific world has been shaken and our prosperity has been placed at risk. We have lost time critical for the development of new ways to provide energy, treat disease, reverse climate change, strengthen our security, and improve our economy.

Think about that. Because the followers of fundamentalist Christianity are willfully ignorant of science and actively fight against science and technology, the rest of us have lost America’s key strength: “our once dominant position in the scientific world has been shaken and our prosperity has been placed at risk. We have lost time critical for the development of new ways to provide energy, treat disease, reverse climate change, strengthen our security, and improve our economy.”

Ignoring all the other problems with Christianity, the anti-scientific teachings of this religion are reason enough to work toward ending the delusion of Christianity. Millions of children born to Christian parents are being trained to be stupid, and ingrained with a mindset of ignorance and superstition rather than rational thinking. This mindset is hurting us all by dismantling the key driver of American economic strength.

If you are a Christian who is finally beginning to understand the overt dangers of Christianity to our nation and the world, please consider reading the book that you find here:

- Whywontgodhealamputees.com

It will help you to understand the principles of rational thinking.

7 Responses to “How the anti-science mindset of Christianity hurts us all, according to 76 Nobel Prize winning scientists”

  1. on 30 Oct 2008 at 10:12 am 1.GotMooo said …

    Great post. Our country graduates less scientists than something like 16 other countries now. Religion needs to stay out of government so we can make some much-needed progress.

  2. on 30 Oct 2008 at 10:13 am 2.Anon said …

    The Christian Right Killed the Republican Party

  3. on 30 Oct 2008 at 10:19 am 3.GotMooo said …

    Nice article. This tactic used by the republicans is exactly why I think they will win for the 3rd time in a row.

  4. on 30 Oct 2008 at 2:02 pm 4.SteveK said …

    Cleanup on aisle 3 as Johnson continues to spew irrational thoughts.

    Why is the anti-scientific stance of Christianity bad for America?

    1) The letter never mentions religion yet Johnson thinks this letter somehow makes his point that religion is to blame for what is happening.

    2) Johnson, in his typical non-thinking fashion, thinks Christianity is behind the declining federal support when there is no evidence for that here.

    3) Without evidence to support the conclusion, it’s a Johnsonism to think declining federal support is the result of an anti-scientific stance.

    4) From (3), it could be that funds were needed for other programs. They call this prioritization, Johnson, not an anti-scientific stance.

    5) Funds could also have been withheld for moral reasons. Again, this is not an anti-scientific stance.

  5. on 30 Oct 2008 at 7:27 pm 5.Red O'Brien said …

    Another Christian bites the dust.

    From the Austin American-Statesman:

    South Austin pastor guilty of molestation
    By Steven Kreytak | Thursday, October 30, 2008, 03:35 PM

    After deliberating for more than three hours, a Travis County jury this afternoon found a former South Austin pastor and apartment complex handyman guilty of multiple felony counts for sexually molesting three boys in 2005 and 2006.

    The full article is here:

    http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/courts/entries/2008/10/30/jury_deliberating_child_molest.html

  6. on 30 Oct 2008 at 8:00 pm 6.SteveK said …

    Justic is served…and it’s a good thing.

  7. on 07 Nov 2008 at 8:27 am 7.big boy said …

    steve. (didn’t know you were a journalist!):

    although it’s very clear that you’re in deep denial of the fact, you surely can’t deny that science doesn’t jibe too well with religion.

    through the ages, time and time again religion fights against the findings of science that disagree with the dogmas of belief.

    religion is anti-scientific from it’s inception. it makes claims that laugh in the face of science and add insult to injury by claiming that their (non) explanation is TRUE although they circumvent every reality based method of defining truth. for examples see the many miracles in biblical mythology.

    and a few examples of religious anti-science (dramatized)

    science: earth is not the center of the universe.
    religion: NO! we will lock you up for life.
    science: well, it’s not actually witches that are causing disease.
    religion: you heretic, we shall burn you at the stake as well! and throw his wife into the river to see if she floats!
    science: the fossil record quite clearly shows that evolution is a fact
    religion: but, but, but… tansitional forms, er, complexity of eyes, umm… nooooooo! well, guess I’ll just have to homeschool my children because clearly I’m smarter than the 99.99% of scientists who understand biology.

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