- Nicholas Lukowiak
- Belleville, NJ
- United States
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A challenge to all those who hold faith in Abrahamic religions. EDITED
"What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary. "
- Stephen Hawking
"As for the various religions, there's no doubt that they are very meaningful to adherents, and allow them to delude themselves into thinking there is some meaning to their lives beyond what we agree is the case. I'd never try to talk them out of the delusions, which are necessary for them to live a life that makes some sense to them. These beliefs can provide a framework for deeds that are noble or savage, and anywhere in between, and there's every reason to focus attention on the deeds and the background for them, to the extent that we can grasp it."
- Noam Chomsky
You are not born with ideas of faith. Ideas of faith must be taught to you, the only reason you find solace in this one book, set of scriptures, and/or religion is because you were raised with it. Now what if you were born in Sweden? You wouldn't be believing in God or you would be believing in a God but without any limits therefore the ideas of God would only be limited to what you can create.
The new challenge here ...
Why is your religion better than anyone elses? Why are your faith-systems better than anyone elses?
If you do not start with God. Isn't it more humane/justifiable/morally sound to let children find God and not teach them God?
If your God is real and true, why not let children find that God in life? Why do you have to teach them? Is he not the real deal?
Define: Ignosticism + Irreligion
"Personally I leave religion alone except for the only "Abrahamic religion" I think needs eradication as it is militant, discriminatory and still stuck in the stone age."
- Richard Dawson
A documentary to make anyone sick and disgusted is "Jesus Camp"
Argue any point here, religious or not