LA Times comment posted

We will see if it gets published. I will repost it here. (damn I had a typo misspelling - ahh well, I'll correct it for here)


Although eye catching, typing in ALLCAPS is really considered rude to get your point across. Its the equivalent of shouting.

With that out of the way, I would like to discuss the post by HM 2008-07-22 at 11:45.

"The Da Vinci Code" - a Novel by Dan Brown is exactly that, a novel. Written for your entertainment. It is of course, a work of fiction. Strongly opposed to this, a documentary - using evidence to try and figure out how the world works and using that evidence to try and disprove old theories. I suspect, that HM and others commenting on behalf of unshakable faith saw red the instant they started reading the description of the programme.

Unlike religion, Science doesn't claim to know all the answers. There are still deep secrets about the elegant universe. That doesn't mean that the answer is God. Science is about testing, comparing corroborating evidence and updating old theories. Faith on the other hand, is about believing in something with no evidence at all and this belief does not change ever.

The fact remains that there is no evidence for Yahweh or Jesus or Baal or Zeus or Wotan or any other of the deities humans have invented over the years.

To the unmoving, permanent believers in god or gods, how can you be so sure that a book filled with bronze-age myths - about talking snakes, global floods, mass-murder, genocide, infanticide, rape, torture, and blood-letting - is the unshakable truth? All we can tell so far is its a book filled with ancient scribblings. I ask you to please read the bible. Look at the horrors contained within.

If you say "of course, but that was the old testament". I say - if you can pick and choose which parts of the bible to believe and which parts to not believe, why even bother with the bible at all? By what means or method do you pick and choose?


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