5 Apr 2010 00:26
Religion is hardwired now. It's not a case of eradicating it, only negotiating with it.
5 Apr 2010 00:28
history of christianity is on bbc 4 now.
5 Apr 2010 00:49
I'm not sure EVERS was talking about our life spans.
I think he was talking about the actual existence of the human race.
We as a species have been here for an absolute blip of time.
5 Apr 2010 00:54
exactly and us as people and therefore our awareness of our own mortality is even less than a blip. We're simply not important in the grand scheme of things but obviously we are to those we know and care about. This is where religion comes in to help give comfort and some hope that there's more to it that just existing (which ironically in itself is such a major thing)
5 Apr 2010 00:56
Guido your loathing of religion is almost farcical. For you to hold such contempt for 'religion', besides the point of respect overpowers your argument and adds fuel to the narrow-mindedness of your opinion.
I sometimes think that the contempt in people like you is a foil for a deep seated hidden discomfort in the fact that you just might be might be wrong.
I use 'people like you' to refer to those who hardened their hearts in spite of the absence of conclusively compelling scientific evidence to the slightlest possibility of 'the grand perhaps'
5 Apr 2010 00:57
bresone do you want to explain that quote? I don't really get the no-contest bit (and that isn't me having a pop)
I face science everyday. Which am I?