RLG101H5 Lecture XII #999831240
Karl Marx - religion as an opiate; religion will be useless in classless society
Sigmund Freud - religion is a delusion; father figure; solution = must grow up
Friedrich Nietzsche - Christian God and civilization. Christian concept of god caters to
the weak. Either
God will help you
Religion will cater to one's weakness and keeps one down.
Charles Darwin - evolution by natural selection (Closed system, humans are animals)
Diseases comes from an angry god, personification of everything around a
person. Answer to natural phenomenon.
Religion = Belief. Anything science = true, anything not science = false.
Belief leads to absurd notions, if you accept that homo sapiens have been
around for 10000 years, then you have to accept that God sit idly by while he
watched homo sapiens.
A few thousand years later the deity decides to intervenes in ONE particular area
of the world.
Asking religious people to put aside their religious beliefs aside to converse on a
Polarizing effect - if you're going to think, you must ditch your religious belief
Explicitly declines a "god say so" argument
Is too much faith t