It always irritates me to no end how Christians love to debase science, yet they have no problem using it when it suits their needs. My wife was watching a television show something like 20/20 in Spanish, and they did a piece on a man who underwent a new surgical procedure that helped partially cure some of the symptoms he was experiencing from Parkinson's disease.
They showed the man trying to draw a circle around a spiral paper maze, and as expected due to his involuntary and uncontrollable shaking he was unable to complete the task. After they did the surgery they once again show the man trying to do the same thing he was asked to do in the beginning and he was finally able to do it with little effort.
The interviewer asked the wife of the patient what she thought about the results of the operation. And her reply was... and I quote: " It was a miracle from God!" What a goddamn hypocrite! Theists have no problem using modern technology yet they love to slam science when it contradicts their beliefs. The wireless microphones they use on television and in most churches are there no thanks to God but to science.
No thanks to religion we have managed to survive and even live longer in this day and age than in ages past. No thanks to prayer and faith in prayer we have managed to find cures to many of our physical and even mental ills. Science has made life easier for all of us atheist and theist alike and has made a huge impact in our society and culture. Through the internet we are brought closer together making the world a much smaller place.
I am tired of seeing athletes of fighting and other sports thanking and praising the invisible guy in the sky for doing nothing for them. When will athletes, actors and musicians learn to take credit for their various talents. You won that fight because you trained hard, you won that Oscar or Emmy because you took the time necessary to hone your natural talents. Stop thanking God for putting food on your table when you know full well that if it was not for your getting up every morning or evening and heading out to work you wouldn't even have a roof over your head.
Science was never meant to destroy the fallacious foundations of religion, its main purpose was to discover more about us and the world we live in. Religion was just collateral damage, and having been the predominant ideology of the day happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. I am of the opinion that science and faith are two very distinct ideologies that could never be reconciled. The former relies on objective evidence and observation and the latter relies on faith based on myths and subjective experiences.