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