I had an interesting thought today.
Over the years, I have encountered many people on this blog and in other areas who are believers and, naturally, try to defend their faith.
Scientific advances have disproven stories in the Bible right and left. Science is not out to "disprove" god but simply to learn about our world. However, as an atheist, that is one of my arguments against religion. Religion has many stories about how the world came to exist and they have been shown to be false.
So what do religious people do? They try to retaliate by disproving science. If science can be disproven, then all their stories are true again!
Science does not attack religion. Science is not out to discredit religion. However, in order for the religious to continue believing, they must justify their beliefs. And they do that by directly setting out to disprove science, particularly the origin of the world and evolution.
When scientists set out to make a new discovery, their goal is truth, whatever that truth might be. They don't start out with an "evolution" mindset or a "creation" mindset. They look at the evidence and then make a determination.
Science doesn't give a shit about what religion teaches. Science is not threatened by religion. But religion sure the hell is threatened by science!
Keep in mind that hardly any religious people argue with science when it lights and heats their homes...
But when it disagrees with their pre-determined dogma, there is a HUGE problem. All of a sudden, they become the victims, whining because creationism is not considered a valid science.
And guess what? No one cares! Just because the "stork" theory is an alternative to sexual reproduction, should that be taught in schools too? No!!!!!!
I just laugh and laugh when religious people seriously try to claim that science (only that which disagrees with them) has been disproven! Do they really expect anyone to take them seriously?
What if I walked into a church one day, wearing a beard, and claiming that I was a prophet? And I would tell them that god has been religiously disproven. They would laugh me out of the church and not a single one of them would take me seriously! Well, that's exactly what they are trying to do and they actually expect to convince FREE THINKERS that they are 100 percent correct.
So when religious nuts come in here and try to convince me, without any references, that science has been disproven, I split my sides laughing!
To sum up... religion is threatened by science. The teachings of science are dangerous to your faith and your dogma. Science doesn't give a bat shit about religion. No matter what religion teaches, science is not threatened in the slightest and will be just fine. Is the teaching of human conception threatened by the stork theory? No, just like science is not threatened by religion.
If religion has all truth, then what are they so afraid of? From Galileo to stem cells, religion has been trying to stifle progress and silence anyone who dares question! For that one reason alone, I would be against religion even IF there WAS a god!