Friday, February 03, 2017

Yeah, Why is this Even a Debate?

For someone who claims to not care about Religion, I sure spend a lot of time thinking about it.  It is not a top tier issue for me, but it pops into the middle of conversations I have with myself on a regular basis.  .................  Damn Facebook.

The Image to the right popped up in my FB news feed the other day.  And it pissed me off.

I was not angry because of what either the secular view or the theocratic view represented.  I am at the point now where I am just tired of Religion  and anti- religion wasting so much of our time by distracting us from the act of living the best life we can.  Both sides are unwilling to accept that they are possibly not the final answer.

Neither one is the final answer.  You cannot prove the non provable without more evidence from either.  One side uses "Faith" to support their claims.  The other uses theory.  Neither one  is or can be the final answer at this time.  Definitive answers do not exist, and something tells me they never will.

And does it matter in the big scheme, the plan, this trip our species is taking through the flow of Time?  This is a petty and stupid disagreement, God or no God.  Yet because of both, millions have lost their lives over the millenniums.

Religion was created by Man for Man.  Science was created by Man for Man.  Both offer explanations for the why,what and where we came from, where we are now, and where we might be headed.  And both are nothing but throwing darts at a dartboard.  Score is kept by who can shout down the other the best.  Its all bullshit.

Later .................................................


The Blog Fodder said...

Religion is about who and why; science is about how. The reality is they really have nothing to offer each other.
The theory of Evolution is certainly not the final answer. In science there are no final answers. Remember when mass could not be created or destroyed? Then along came E=MC2 and it was a new world. It is not the scientists that are arguing evolution is the final answer, it is the people that refuse to give any credit to the religious notion that God created everything instantly from 'nothing'.
The theory of evolution as such is a pretty simple explanation for what we observe every day, say in microbes. The big argument with the religious of course is how did humans evolve and from whom and when. We have learned an awful lot about that in the past 50 years.

Ol'Buzzard said...

We have GPS that are accurate because they take into consideration the curvature of time. Science is finding answers to questions that once were unknowable. Our life is better in thousands of ways due to the advancement of science. The only thing religion offers is life after death -pay me today for a hamburger tomorrow - without that bait there would be no one buying into the scam.
But you are right. None of that matters as much as slowing down and appreciating this day.
the Ol'Buzzad