About the recuiting, I was refering to the orgiginal topic of the thread starter's story.No, not all things that cannot be explained are chalked up to the necessity of faith...that goes for any religion. None of my posts in this thread were intended to "recruit" as you so put it. I don't recruit, I'm not the ARMY..
Has everything to do with religion, I'm not talking about technology I'm talking about the scientific method, it's a way to analyze a question or observation to come to the most likely conclusion (plausiblity while no absolutes are known).And what does technology have to do with religion and faith? Those who didn't believe in a particular religion at the time had just as much difficulty with the daily work of farming and generally in life...what's your point?.
Scientific method refers to the body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. It is based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. A scientific method consists of the collection of data through observation and experimentation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.
While evolution is still considered a theory it's way more plausible then any of the ''alternatives'' set out there and has more sustanable evidence then wishfull theory based on a book of fairy tales.The same can be said about evolution...evolution is an attempt, a theory, to explain life on earth as much as Intelligent Design and Creationism are. So how do you suggest it be taught? Both sides of the coin contradict the other..
Again the recruiting part was about the thread starter's original story.Well, on that note, too bad. Most religions have some degree of evangelism and "spreading the word." I haven't seen anything in this thread that constitutes recruiting. I have seen bashing of people who are religious and painting with broad brushes about all people who have some sort of religious beliefs..
And it's again the job of total strangers to tell me what to think say and do? I do believe there are times and places to address these things and a Library has nothing to do with belief recruitment or even questioning someone's belief.If you apply your concept of huddling together and letting people find you to everything, just toss out the entire advertising and marketing businesses. Some people need help finding what they need. Some don't know what they need..
That would be called social evolution, much like wolves are more socially evolved then the less efficent workings of some other animals.I haven't seen any of this either in this thread. I do want to ask if the Bible is wrong, Christianity is wrong, and all the other religions are wrong and complete fabrications...say we even evolved...who created the concept of social society? Who created the rules of a "civilized" society?.
These rules you speak of are just philosophical rules based on logic, such as *one's rights ends where another one's begin* that's not something written on a stone tablet, it's common sense cuz I don't want to be violated so the best way is not to violate anyone.
Again it's more common sense about not doing to someone what you wouldn't like being done to yourself, but again you can notice the laws of men differ greatly from each civilizations which points to the lack of one being to rule them all and leaves us with laws of men. Some are similar while others differ greatly.This is your opinion, but where did those principles come from? Where did your parents get them from? The 10 Commandments, for example, are pretty self-explanatory and don't need much time for reflection to comprehend their meaning. It's not a fear of sin. It's that thou shall not murder is self-evident, as are the others..
How far we've gone? How far have we gone? We saw how many millions of people murdered in the last 100 years? We developed the technology to destroy life on earth completely. We've developed a database system to maintain the whereabouts of sexual predators. We still have no way of preventing natural disasters. We have no cure for cancer, Alzheimer's, AIDS, etc.
Look at life expectancy of a man in Europe 500 years ago and look now. We made unbelievable advancement in medecine and continue to do so, we can also assist people in need in a more efficient way.
Besides if there were a mighty being to allow that to happen he's a pretty crappy one.
Is it that he's omnipotent and don't care to do anything? or is it that he does care but can't do anything making him not omnipotent? But yeah when something bad happens it's god works in mysterious ways and it's all us being put to the test and failing while when something good happens it's god's will. Load o crap if you ask me.
I see no point in the self hating.