I'll bet relious people were saying that about people who started to suspect that demon possession and other backwards beliefs of the religous had a natural explaination. It is also why Gallileo was imprisoned for the blasphemy of saying that the earth was not the center of the universe. Face it, religous people have been using the "god of the gaps" for eons. They have been proven wrong everytime. It is laziness at it's worst.
I don't think that everything unexplained by natural causes can only be explained by supernatural causes. I just don't rule out supernatural causes b/c it doesn't fit into the way I'd like for the world to be.
" I just don't rule out supernatural causes b/c it doesn't fit into the way I'd like for the world to be."
Neither do I. It is just that phenomenon have never been attributed to supernatural causes, ever. There is always a rational and physical explaination. It started with Galileo and has continued until today. That is the reason religion requires "faith" to this very day. There is no evidence for that "faith", that is why it is called faith and not the assurance one gets from facts and evidence. You try and paint me as a person who sees what they want to see. I am a person who sees what is and does not want to see a supernatural reason. There is no evidence for the supernatural and never has been. I think is a safe assumption that it does not exist, save in the minds of people who believe it does. Nothing wrong with that, but lets face facts.
The christian religion will soon go to the realms of the religions of Zeus, Thor, Odin, Kali.....Why don't you believe in any of those gods pack? When you tell me the reason, it will be your understanding of why I don't believe in the christian, jewish or muslim god. You see the old adage of me just disbelieving one more god than you do is true and verifiable. You are an athiest just like me. You are an athiest to people who believe other myths of man. Understand that and you will understand my rationality as to the subject of the supernatural.
Living here in the southern US, I sometimes dispair that we are sinking into another dark age, with the forces here trying distort good science to conform to their ancient religious texts. But then again, I wonder if instead (in the bigger picture) the increased religious frenzy in the desert religions (particularly Islam and Christianity) is really the death gasps of the superstitions and the stranglehold they've had on world progress and rational thinking.
How many more generations will accept without question, people turning to pillars or salt, living 900+ years, or a worldwide flood that is virtually impossible and completely unsubstantiated in our geology and biology? How many more generations will accept God coming to earth as his son to serve as a blood sacrifice for himself so that he can forgive us for being exactly like he made us to start with? How many hundreds of predictions of his return will it take before people give it up? Will future generations continue to accept walking on water, burning bushes and virgin births, all with no proof, just a highly edited bunch of ancient writings (written by people we know nothing about except that they were hopelessly ignorant and barbaric by today's standards)? Maybe that kind of unquestioning belief is actually declining, and that's causing the fervor in the institutions themselves.
Maybe what seems to be a resurgence of religious dogma and superstition is really just the convulsions before we accept that these religions are no more or less superstition than any of the others throughout history. I probably won't see it, it would take generations - the grasp of religion is so powerful. But maybe?
I happen to think we would be better off.
There are NO atheists in foxholes their whole Logic is flawed and as thin or nonexistent as Jessica Simpsons underwear.
lol..funny how they do that. Nothing to back it up, so the answer is to post and run.
Utter nonsense. There are plenty of 'atheists in foxholes'; there are many people who face their end with dignity without belief in god(s).
Beg to differ seeing as I am one.
There are NO atheists in foxholes
God did not create foxholes nor did He create wars, that was man's doing. Why are people so anxious to jump on the "How could God allow..." wagon. He wrote the Ten Commandments and I don't recall seeing Thou shall commit heinous act of war and kill each other, anywhere in them. Sinful man has done that in disobedience to Gods word and the devil works overtime in the hearts of the people who reject God. I hope someday you will open your heart and mind enough to see that.
"God did not create foxholes nor did He create wars, that was man's doing. Why are people so anxious to jump on the "How could God allow..." wagon. He wrote the Ten Commandments and I don't recall seeing Thou shall commit heinous act of war and kill each other, anywhere in them. Sinful man has done that in disobedience to Gods word and the devil works overtime in the hearts of the people who reject God. I hope someday you will open your heart and mind enough to see that."
Songbirds- whose god are you referring to? There are 10,000 so called "deities" worshipped on this planet today and none of them have the same characteristics or belief systems as the others. Also according to your particular form of dogma did not your god supposedly create all human kind? If so he/she/it sure did a lousy job in the common sense department. Also your god did not write the ten commandements, they were written and created by humans, humans that at that time wanted nothing more than to control others. And also along your "train of thought" good ol" Bush who professes to be doing god's will, is responsible for the war in Iraq and all the deaths it has produced. So Bush is sinful? Nahhh...