At 7/9/2012 6:41:49 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 7/4/2012 11:01:44 PM, Cermank wrote:
The future of theism looks grim :P
Why? How does this discovery disprove God in any way?
Oh sorry, I forgot I posted here.
The closer we get to explaining the entire process of the creation of universe, the weaker the theistic claims become. If we are talking about theism as a whole, and disregarding the individual religious claims- there has always been a single argument to integrate the growing scientific discoveries with the theistic claims: the argument the god 'guided' the various phenomenons being discovered. God 'guided' the big bang, for example.
There has been a progressive increase in the atheistic way of thinking as the scientific community pointed out inconsistencies with the theological claims.
As the science fills up the gaps in the models, the theistic claim lose their logical appeal. And with the discovery of Higgs Boson, the standard model of physics becomes stronger- a good news to the logical.
A step forward to religion being degraded to only a comfort
cult, which is basically what it is.
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mahatma Gandhi