Monday, January 16, 2012

Christian hypocisy towards science

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.


  1. Notice you never see athletes BLAME god when they lose! Or anyone in the media when things go wrong. If the huy had died in surgery they'd have blamed the doctors rather than saying "welp, guess Jesus fucked up!"

  2. Absolutely right Matt! When things go well they praise God and yack about how blessed they are. But when things don't go right they immediately look for someone to blame. God is only the giver of good things my friend. When he fails which he never does because he is perfect it is not God but the devil or your lack of faith etc. Hypocrisy at its finest!

  3. Hi there, I'm new! Love your blog and wanted to post a few thoughts of my own. I'm very athiest and my partner is very christian. We get along just great until religion is mentioned. Sometimes I just want to shake him and tell him to get in the real world. He's had a lifetime of brainwashing and knows no other way. I think less of him because of his beliefs. How do I get my head around this without being so angry? Have you any advice for making cross religion relationships work?

  4. @Anonymous, thanks for your support and words of encouragement. Regarding your situation there is only one solution: tolerance. This goes both ways though, he has to accept that you are an atheist and respect that. You have to accept that he is a theist and do the same. If you can't do that then it is best that you don't stay together otherwise you are just going to drive each other crazy.

    Please don't think less of him for his beliefs, I have been there myself and was as fundamentalist as they come. I spoke in tongues, prophesied, cast out demons, and have had people testify that they were healed through my ministry! I did not become an atheist over night it was a long and drawn out process that I had to follow on my own. NO one can do this for you nor show you the error of your ways.

    I think this is one of the reasons that Paul actually says that believers should not be unequally yoked with non-believers. 14 Do not harness yourselves in an uneven team with unbelievers; how can uprightness and law-breaking be partners, or what can light and darkness have in common?15 How can Christ come to an agreement with Beliar and what sharing can there be between a believer and an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6: 14,15 (NJB).

    Thanks for your comments and good luck with your situation, I hope that it works out for you.