Quote by UsagixKitsuneThink about what science is trying to achieve.
Through constantly questioning what we know, empirical observation and rigorous peer review science pushes the
boundaries of human knowledge to improve our lives and that of those who come after us. The theory of evolution does not
exist to bash religion.
In some cases, those who have a problem with evolution being taught in schools are in the unfortunate position where
their confidence in what they "believe" in is threatened by what other people think. That's not really faith
in my opinion.
People also have a tendency to actively and irrationally reject sources of knowledge that contradict what they already
"know". This is especially true of fundamentalist religious practitioners who insist on excessively literal
interpretations of their holy text and find themselves in a cognitive war against the rest of the world.
Cognitive dissonance works both ways though and followers of science find themselves rejecting all notions of religion
for equally ineffectually reasons, thus widening the ravine from both sides.
I agree that religion has its place and is not necessarily incompatible with science for those who are truly intelligent
and open minded.
I agree whole heartedly with what you said (i don't do that very often).
FSM started off as a parody and according to some stamped and signed papers now it is a actual religion. I'm cool with
that. That's what happened with scientology too wasn't it? I do accept it as an actual religion simply because it says
so on paper, but at it's core, FSM, is a parody so I don't think I can take it seriously.
I was a pastafarian for fun once. It was nothing but something to call myself as and have no significant value to me.
It's pretty much the same way I feel about my "actual" religion. A thing to fill the form with. While I find
the topic of religion fascinating, I couldn't care less about it.
Yes it's legitimate and yes it's a parody.