"Nearly all peoples have developed their own creation myth, and the Genesis story is just the one that happened to have adopted by one particular tribe of Middle Eastern herders. It has no more special status than the belief of a particular West African tribe that the world was created from the excrement of ants."
- Richard Dawkins
Quote Source: The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
Dawkings makes good points but I have yet to hear something truly brilliant out of him that is related to the world as it stands with technology..
Trevor, there's plenty of brilliant things that have been said by other people about the world and technology, lol. Let Richard Dawkins have his time in the sun :)
I like his views but I find some of them too inconclusive to convince religious people completely. When you get someone smart enough to convert hardcore religious people into thinking human beings that dont fear a made up god, then we will have someone special.
I agree Rob but I cant imagine anyone so special would want to waste their time trying to penetrate the closed-minded and ignorant paradigm most hardcore religious people are in.
A world created from the excrement of ants, that's a new one for me!
Ant s@#t!! That's awesome! I have to look into that one and see what exactly that tribe believes in.
I agree with Mr. Dawkins that force feeding religion to children (Sunday School, etc.)
is no more, no less than a form of child abuse; I've thought that for years. A friend of mine recently told me that church should come with this caveat: For Adults Only. I concur.