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Started by Slim, September 12, 2022, 11:15:48 AM

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Slim

Quote from: The Picnic Wasp on September 14, 2022, 02:06:05 PMI don't know how religion could ever be eliminated from human need. We live in an incredible age of scientific enlightenment. The James Webb telescope now points the guess towards a universe of two trillion galaxies. I can't even begin to fathom the scale of our own galaxy. NP's voiceover at the beginning of the Exit video mentions the "what if" question. Despite our huge advancements in knowledge I don't think mankind will ever even scratch the surface of the mysteries we are a part of. Thinking about it this should be in the thread prior to this but I suppose it's all part and parcel of the same question to which there is no real answer. That's the reason I never argue with people about faith. Bizarrely, only the faithful might be able to win such an argument one day.

Some things are beyond human understanding. Why is there a Universe? That one will go unanswered forever, if it even makes sense to ask the question.

But if you think about it, isn't this to be expected? We are after all just another mammal species on this planet and our brains have evolved to solve a finite set of problems. A labrador will never understand trigonometry. Just out of scope.

What religion does is to provide answers to these imponderable questions with stuff it's made up. My view is that atheism won the argument a long time ago, because those who believe in a god or gods have never even started to make a credible case.

The Picnic Wasp

Border Collies are pretty good on spatial awareness though.

pxr5

I watched these documentaries quite a while ago, but there are some scientists who are looking to religion and creationism for answers to some of the the universes biggest questions. Worth a watch and quite interesting, but still sides with the religious.

https://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk/churches/church-resources/posts/test-of-faith-does-science-threaten-belief-in-god-2/