The bottom line, argues Tyson, is this: You either believe in measurable truths based on evidence, or you don’t.
Many fanatical Christians are unable to accept historical events and insist on altering history in order to fit their religious version of events.
One person who is fed up with this kind of pseudoscientific contrived nonsense is Lawrence Krauss, a world-renown theoretical physicist.
Many Americans are saying that America should be a Christian nation. Do they mean a Christian nation like the one I grew up in?
All pagan, and non-Catholic belief was illegal, and the death penalty was reintroduced. People were no longer free to chose their faith.
Most politicians invoke the deities. Supernaturalism pervades our species, consuming billions of person-hours and trillions of dollars.
Religion is always in the control business, and that’s something people don’t really understand. It’s in a guilt-producing control business.
Let’s face it: Don’t rape people, don’t own people, don’t hate people, and don’t hurt children are kind of no-brainers when it comes to morality.
Religion presents a grave threat to human progress and indeed to our very survival. It is not faith but religion that builds wealthy institutions.
The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles.