A careful reading of older texts, particularly those concerned with the universe itself, shows that the authors invoke divinity only when they reach the boundaries of their understanding. They appeal to a higher power only when staring into the ocean of their own ignorance. They call on God only from the lonely and precarious edge of incomprehension.
—  Neil deGrasse Tyson

anonymous asked:

who on earth thinks religion and science can't coexist? please just stop using numbers ever again and honestly most math and science was in some way influenced by the islamic empire they valued and prized education and honestly most religions do except for some sects of christianity please stop atheists who think they are so superior and view the world through a limited knowledge of christianity and a mix of islamiphobia and anti antisemitism and apply their ignorance and hatred to everything

I can’t imagine religion without science, TBH- if the secrets to Creation itself doesn’t make you feel that bit closer to Hashem, what does?

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In 1949, some of the country’s top advertising executives launched a national marketing campaign. They weren’t selling a physical product. They were selling religion. Before long, the Religion in American Life campaign was placing close to 10,000 newspaper ads per year, coordinating national radio marketing, and putting up thousands of billboards, all intended “to accent the importance of all religious institutions as the basis of American life.” Major corporations bankrolled the effort.

We think of One Nation Under God as a phrase dating back to our founding. The real history is newer – and scarier

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“Religion” is a big word, maybe too big. It is one of those words, like “artist,” capacious enough to denote both a thing and its near opposite. Religion is the Tao Te Ching and Dianetics.  Augustine and Koresh. Hillel and Kahane, Rumi and bin Laden. So why does the public conversation around religion often seem so cramped and stunted? Why is it dominated by people who are fond of reducing it to thumbs-up, thumbs-down propositions that leave no room for the way most people think about it?

They reduce it to thumbs-up, thumbs-down propositions that leave no room for the way most people think about it

Conservatives Claim That God Wrote The Constitution, But They Are Delusional

Conservatives Claim That God Wrote The Constitution, But They Are Delusional

In 1787, 55 men gathered at Independence Hall in an effort to draft a document to create a new and more efficient system of government to replace the failed Articles of Confederation. The document that came out of the convention in Philadelphia is the Constitution that we still use to this day.

But conservative “Christians” constantly claim that God wrote the Constitution or that it was divinely…

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One of the most wonderful parts about atheism is that it does not represent me, because I represent me. You can have two atheists in a room, and the only thing they share in common is their lack of belief in God. Our actions speak for us, and they are not based on any specific texts . I am an atheist because I have zero reason to believe in God, and this in itself is a very joyful and tranquil feeling. I take the best of each culture, religion, and philosophy, and through experiences in life form my own views. That’s the only thing that represents me, my actions, my behaviour, and my progressive views which are constantly developing. For me, atheism is the path to liberty, freedom, and happiness.