"GOD AND RELIGION ARE FORMS OF CONTROL.
RELIGION IS FOR STUPID, SUBSERVIENT, WEAK-MINDED PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO
THINK FOR THEMSELVES. THEREFORE, RELIGION IS THE BANE OF INTELLIGENCE, RATIONALITY,
There is no other piece of militant atheist propaganda that is more vile than this.
Another popular atheist myth in the wake of the recent Kansas Board of Education
debate is that Christians universally reject the theory of evolution (which
has changed into an anti-religious appeal to ridicule meme, the Flying Spaghetti
Monster's "Pastafarian" church ). In fact, Pope John Paul II and
Pope Pius XII have endorsed the theory of evolution. Catholic schools and universities
have been allowed to teach evolution for decades.
Catholic officials have repeatedly warned against ignoring scientific reason and theory. Even more telling, officials from the Vatican have admonished the Intelligent Design movement, stating, "The faithful have an obligation to listen to scientific reason." A devout Catholic biologist, Kenneth R. Miller, testified against teaching Intelligent Design in schools.
It was a Roman Catholic priest (Georges Lemaître) and not an atheist or otherwise anti-religious person that put forth the Big Bang theory, which is now widely accepted by the scientific community. In fact, at the time of publishing his theory, freethinkers panned it as "religious dogma. That many atheists now champion the Big Bang theory, forwarded by a priest, as proof God does not exist is ironic, seeing as atheists and many scientists of Lemaître's day thought that the universe's current state was eternal and without a beginning.
Clearly, religion is not about rejecting findings from scientific methods or remaining ignorant, no matter how much atheist zealots claim otherwise. Science and religion are not mutually exclusive and are not competitors.
"Test everything. Hold on to the good."
- Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:2
"The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge." "
- Tanakh and Bible, Proverbs 18:15
"Since the Encyclical Humani generis (1950), my predecessor Pius XII had already stated that there was no opposition between evolution and the doctrine of the faith about man and his vocation, on [certain] conditions [where the origin of the human soul is concerned]."
- Pope John Paul II
"As a steward of God's world, I accept my responsibility to encourage the use of science and technology for the good of humanity and the environment."
- Christians in Science Organization creed excerpt