Atheism and Science - Is There a Relation?, part 2 - On the Difference Between Science and Philosophy: Massimo Pigliucci

Please note that this essay will now be housed in True Freethinker’s section on Science


  1. I only believe that which is material.

    That's a true statement, but it's not a rule I follow, a presupposition I make, or worldview I hold. It's simply an observation.

    Just because you require unfounded axioms to arrive at your beliefs doesn't mean that you need to drag the rest of us down with you. I know of no presuppositions required in order to ride a bike, eat ice cream, and love your family. I'll return to doing that and leave you to your presupposition party.

  2. Mariano:
    It is time to completely disprove your God and after that Christ the Fraud. Christians are fond of saying that God is all powerful and all knowing as well as benevolent and just. Let us say if there was evil on Earth, then either God couldn’t stop it, which would put a limit on his powers or malevolent because he chose not to stop it. But Christians would say that is impossible God is all powerful and all good. But there is evil on Earth, which by the Christian definition disproves your God. Where does evil come from? Christians say from Humans because God gave them free will. But what does free will have to do with evil. With free will one has a choice of option A, B or C. All could be good, so in reality free will has nothing to do with evil. Let us see what the source of evil really is, according to the Bible.
    Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Exodus 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
    Joshua 23:15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you,
    which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things.

    judges 9:23 Then God sent an evil spirit

    1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

    1 Kings 9:9 .therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

    So you like to worship an evil and blood thirsty God, who kills at the drop of a hat.
    1. God drowns the whole earth.
    In Genesis 7:21–23, God drowns the entire population of the earth: men, women,
    children, and fetuses. Only a single family survives. In Matthew 24:37–42, the evil
    Jesus approves of this genocide and plans to repeat it when he returns.
    2. God kills half a million people. In 2 Chronicles 13:15–18, God helps the men of Judah kill 500,000 of their fellow Israelites.
    3. God slaughters all Egyptian firstborn.
    In Exodus 12:29, God kills all Egyptian firstborn children and cattle because their
    king was stubborn. It is obvious that the Bible is crap and so is its description of a Christian God. No wonder the Christian History is full of violence and death!
    A real God would not do this.

    What about Jesus who was a fraud and did not return for his second coming as promised
    Jesus mistakenly tells his followers that he will return and establish his kingdom
    within their lifetime. Matthew 23:36 & 24:34
    Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. (Matthew 23:36 NAB)
    So with Evolution being taught in schools and the Bible banned, Christianity is indeed dead!