Saturday, March 12, 2016

Facts vs. Religious Conviction

I’ve noticed that most god-believers seems to be allergic with scientific and historical facts, especially if these facts will collide with their religious belief. Wow! And they will claim that their religious belief is factual and scientific? Anyways, here are 2 examples:
1. The belief that the human body is the most advance machine… What? Machine? The New Oxford  American Dictionary define a machine as an apparatus using or applying mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task. Ok so a body is like a machine – so what’s the task of a male nipple? Or the appendix?
Most advance machine? Advance in what? The human body’s life span is 80 to 90 years. It deteriorates and it doesn’t even have the capacity to regenerate.  Reptiles and crustaceans can regenerate a lost tail or limbs, but alas “the most advance machine” can’t even regenerate a lost thumb. The human skeletal system cannot withstand pressure, unlike ants which can carry things that are 10X bigger and 10X heavier. To top it all, our bones loses its calcium as time moves on. Our visions and hearing is limited – unlike some birds and mammals.

So, again… advance in what?

2. A coin found in Jerusalem proves Samson exist. What? Just because a coin have a print of a guy fighting a lion proves Samson? Ok… so a large Greek urn that have a picture of a guy fighting a lion, or a three-headed dog prove Hercules exists. Good grief!

There are more examples, but the thing is that when we talk about religion, it’s really not about facts and evidences – it’s about the conviction to make the myth as true as possible, even to the point that a believer must do away all logical and rational explanation.

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