Re: @Ross K
Look, Ross, it's VERY simple: - All we want from you is a selfie of you with the Almighty. As you're so pally with him, shouldn't be too difficult…
Now, go and listen to XTC's 'Dear God' and STFU.
I DO note, however, he's not yet resorted to the creationist classic "Well, gravity is just a theory too!", so I've not been able to tell him to go throw himself out the nearest window.
Ross, mate, GIVE IT UP; this is a science and tech forum, how you thought you were going to find any allies here I've really not the foggiest.
Think on this: - if we were made by god, how do we KNOW about it….? I see no EVIDENCE; I mean most artists sign their work - I've checked and I can't see a label reading 'Made By God' anywhere on me - how's about you.
Religion is simply a tool created by humankind to explain that which they cannot comprehend. Stops things being overwhelmingly scary, y'know. I actually have zero problem with religion per se, it's when it starts to get in the way of actual FACTS that I begin to take issue.
For all your denials, you can't deny the facts. The word 'science' simply means 'knowledge' and in Shakespeare's day it was used as a synonym for knowledge. It's only comparatively recently it's come to have its present meaning.
Y'see, 'creation science' is a oxymoron because it requires the acceptance of a supernatural being as fact; theology, on the other hand, IS a science, because it teaches fact. I find theology infinitely fascinating - but I'm still an atheist.
People can BELIEVE whatever the fuck they like (I believe I'm a millionaire, even though I'm skint), but BELIEF in something and it actually BEING true are two quite different things…
"When you state something as fact, be certain it is actually true, and not an opinion, or belief, you'd desperately like to be true…" - Neil de Grasse Tyson (slightly paraphrased).
Like I say, I've no problem with religion, provided someone doesn't use THEIR beliefs to run MY life (nor anyone else's for that matter…).
Okay, incoherent rant over. I'm off to sacrifice a kid (of the caprine variety) to my Lord and Master the Almighty Anchovius, the fish-headed god of the planet Dominihut, a flat world whose topography is constantly changing. With it being a Sunday, it's Hawaiian.
Why a kid…? Well, being a 4" high fish, Anchovius has had problems being taken seriously; he's trying goats because they seem to work for other gods…
He used to be known as Carpatius, but people stopped believing in him, and due to the fact that his main followers were the Nepalese fish people but, as Nepal is landlocked, it's suspected they probably never existed.
I just feel sorry for him…