Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
You might like saying that people believe something only because they're scared of the dark?
Sorry, but Unf, how do you not see that Hawking did the same thing?
There is a difference between belief and knowledge. It's fine to have faith and believe in something, no one says any different. It's when that belief crosses over to knowledge without the trials of proof that problems get started. When they start to go from something you believe to something I have to abide then there is serious trouble.
Hawking, in the midst of all the war going on over religion right now, points out that there is nothing at all that shows there is a heaven, a god or any such thing. Not one tiny little shred of proof. Not one. Never has been. For all the thousands of years, not a single speck of proof. While we've found all kinds of proof for all kinds of other stuff, good indicators that draw us to investigate in great detail and close inspection to find out the truth of the matter, religion zip.
While some say we have to go to war and kill a lot of people because that's what God wants, Hawking points out that not only does no one have the slightest clue as to what God wants, there isn't even a God to want anything. So we should knock off all the religious crap and stop killing each other over it. As a few people here have said, there is a warning that comes form God of what will happen to my soul if I don't kowtow before the word. Like the boogie man, like the devils imp, like the communists and like the terrorists. To the point that the book had to be rewritten to get rid of some of the totally insane bull that no one was going to believe anyway.
Not once has religion passed beyond the take my word for it point. While it's entertaining to go there sometimes, even possible to learn a lesson or two, it's down right ****ing retarded to take that on as the meaning, purpose and
only point to life and live accordingly. Worse take that unarguable position and do harm to others because they don't agree with it.
Now if Hawking wanted to do the same thing, he would have to commit so many atrocities, he would need a staff in the millions just to get through it all before his kids die of old age. Assuming he would use modern technology to speed up the process. So to say it's the same thing, not fu cking hardly.
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
and you don't see the hypocracy of your own post I imagine.
You shouldn't even use that word.