Saying Their God
Inspired The Discoveries
From: Bob Budd
To: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 10:36 PM
I liked your response to the person who criticized an atheist's position. One point you made about Christians claiming the successes of scientists, etc. struck a nerve. It seems to me that those infected with the contagion of Christianity who realize that their contradictory and sterile dogmas provide nothing to improve society, try to make their religion seem important by saying their god inspired the discoveries. Because they can't study real history that would show their religion was cobbled together from Greek philosophy, mystery religions, ignorant superstitions, and Jewish myths, they can't wake up to the fact that most of the discoveries through the iron age were made by people who worshipped gods the Christians label demons or false gods.
Yet our ancestors who provided us the broad base of technology upon which we constructed our society, gave credit to these false gods and supernatural heros for improving mankind, showing a psychological need for some people to credit supernatural forces with advancement, rather than admitting society moves forward by the honest toil of intelligent people. I understand church hierarchy promoting this lie to maintain their power, but it's a puzzle why seemingly educated, intelligent people still want to credit god for improvement without a shred of evidence to support such a claim. It's going to take a long time for society to cast the light of truth into the god-darkness that has enveloped its vision for too long.
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