Started by fencerider, November 30, 2016, 01:11:59 AM
Quote from: Baruch on December 06, 2016, 01:16:09 PMThat is primarily a Christian problem, thanks to Pauline theology. Jews and Muslims wouldn't agree ... being smart is not anti-religion.
Quote from: Atheon on December 09, 2016, 02:26:22 AMDid the OP watch Ridley Scott's Prometheus?
Quote from: Cavebear on December 09, 2016, 03:05:49 AMWell, *I* did and was fascinated. Quite a prequel.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on December 09, 2016, 06:18:01 AMThe Prometheus School of Running Away was in session. Otherwise, meh, save for Idris.
Quote from: reasonist on December 09, 2016, 07:17:24 PMYes it is Christian. We remember the tree of 'knowledge'. God wanted us to be stupid. Or the inventors of god. Being smart is apparently anti-religion in the Muslim world also. I find these numbers explain everything (I think I posted that before but it's so incredible):Jews: ~ 15 million worldwide, 67 Nobel Prize winnersIslam: ~ 1.6 billion worldwide, 2 Nobel Prize winners
Quote from: fencerider on December 11, 2016, 10:42:16 AMI have the promethius dvd. Now that you mention it. It is funny that the old fart does everything to stay alive and meet his creator. Then the first thing his creator does is kill him.
Quote from: Cavebear on December 09, 2016, 01:52:32 AMBeg to differ. Pauline theology is basically the accepted Christianity books written a century or so after 0 AD, not having much to do with what the alleged and undocumented "Jesus" ever said, just what early Christians decided what would get them some entry into the Grecan world (which was far easier than entry into the Roman world later). All The New Testament Books were wholly (and "holy" if you want a pun) fiction written by adherents a century or 2 AD. They just used the names of the alleged disciples to encourage acceptance among the illiterate and uneducated worshipers.In fact, "smart" IS anti-religion.