I was going to post this as a separate topic but it relates to this one:http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/04/6-unlikely-developments-that-could-convince-this-atheist-to-believe-in-god/
I would agree with you if everyone
didn't assume I knew science because I am an atheist. Just like everyone probably does the same with those who are not atheists. That's the ignorance of both sides: the religious assume atheist's religion is science, and atheists assume the religious are incompetent on science
. And while either side may have some truth to it, neither one defines either one. It's ignorance, plain and simple.
However, I didn't stop believing because of science. It had nothing to do, at all, with science. I was a mentally and physically violent child
and I went to church, by myself
and started reading the Bible and found that it made me worse because it was teaching me to hate those not like me, or those around me
and those were the people treating me like shit all the time. Adults, children, almost everyone.
I feel as people here want to take the cigarettes away from the theists all at once, and not gradually take them away a little at a time. Yes, people like to drag out debates here but that's more for their pleasure rather than an honest attempt to show them something else. At least I'm honest about it but that's because I don't care about them being or not being who they are. They want to be a Christian, or a Muslim, or a Jew, or Hindu etc., I don't give a shit. That's their business, not mine. All I care about is them trying to force it on me, and on others.
They come here to convert, those here try to deconvert and both sides are missing the bigger picture: commonality. And it's there. No one sees it.
I'd say 95% of the theists who come here are like me and know shit about science and yet that seems to be the atheist's here main card. It's science dyslexia
. You're saying a lot of intelligent things that mean absolutely nothing to them. And what do most of them do, in the end? Sink deeper into ignorance because most atheists here do not have the knowledge to properly debate theists.
And that's why it's a circle: you have the highly educated trying to teach the uneducated.
How's that working for y'all?