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Calling science a religion should be instantly recognized as an ideological attack rather than a neutral observation of facts. Sadly this is not the case, and it has become far too common for critics of modern, godless science to claim that it's inherently a religion, thus hoping to discredit scientific research when it contradicts genuine religious ideology. Examining the characteristics which define religions as distinct from other types of bel...
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This topic was brought up in an atheism discussion group, so I looked up some of the best essays on the topic.

When Christian apologists of various stripes make this claim (and I do mean various stripes, because we see this exact same claim made by liberal Christians just as by fundamentalist Christians who are young earth creationists), it is highly irritating to no end, because of how wrong-headed and perverse it really is.

Anyway, this is just the first reference I collected. A number of posts after this will be on the same topic.

#apologetics   #christianapologetics   #atheism
A Wall Street Journal op-ed makes the claim that science is 'faith-based' - here's why that's not the case.
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VCRs officially cease production after this month, thus signaling the end of an era of home video viewing and consumer habits.
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It's not surprising that some religious believers resent the success of science and deny that science is any different from religion.
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I still recall when I first articulated my ideas as "libertarian." It was back in the year 1984. (It's possible it was a little earlier, in 1983. I don't remember the exact time, but it was in the time frame of the months before the primaries in Michigan, in 1984.) I was working as a waiter at a restaurant called the House Of Flavors in Houghton Lake, Michigan. Occasionally I'd have political discussions with the restaurant's manager (I'd describe him as a "pragmatic Republican").

One time he said to me, "You're a Libertarian, aren't you?"

I said, "No. What is a Libertarian? I've never heard of that before."

"You should check it out," he told me. "You say a lot of the things they say."

So I did. Next time I was in the town library (this was, of course, in the days before the universal Internet and the World Wide Web), I looked through the card catalog, and found a book containing the text of various political party platforms for the previous few election cycles. I got the book and checked through it there in the library, and, sure enough, there was this political party called the Libertarian Party, and there was the text of their latest political party platform.

I read that platform, and I still remember thinking at the time, "Wow, here's a whole political party that agrees with me."

So in fact I was libertarian in my thinking before I even knew such a word existed, and before knowing anything about any political party based on libertarian principles.
[edit] Text. 1980 Platform of the Libertarian Party: The Party of Principle: Adopted in Convention, Los Angeles, California September 6-9, 1979. [edit] Statement of Principles. We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the ...
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I've been programming computers since the 1970s starting as a hobby in high school, and since the 1980s professionally. I read lots of books and magazines, especially on science and science fiction. I really enjoy things like spending a nice summer day canoeing/kayaking down a river, but it's a rare time I get that kind of opportunity. I play pool - I used to play pool in a league in Eaton County, Michigan, but now just play once in a while, since I moved. I was born in Marshall, Michigan, but grew up in Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon, and I've also lived in California and Georgia, as well as Michigan. Recently I've set my sights on Florida - specifically, the Miami metro area. I had wanted to move to Arizona, but I finally realized I wanted to be not just in a warmer climate in the winter, but also close to the ocean.
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