Insanity is attempting the same thing, over and over, and expecting different results.
Religion is, a bind faith in an unprovable fact. They keep trying, over and over, to prove something they can't understand, or prove. Faith is not wrong.
Redstar wrote:There are plenty of people that would take strong opposition to technology through sincere religious or spiritual belief. To say that the only people that care about technology and its implied affect on human beings are American politicians is absurd. Read a book sometime. Read a science-fiction book. Hell, read Dune.
Oh no! You've got me!
Dune... the very series that taught us following Paul Atreides, while his personality changed over the course of a 12 year Jihad, proved only that blind worship of a man they had made into a messiah, lead to nothing but trouble. Right. No, I should READ DUNE to find out how BAD AN IDEA that BLIND FAITH is. Did you read that part, or just forget about it? It was a big part of, I don't know... an entire book?
RedStar wrote:Sometimes all anyone can do is rely on their faith. It's called being human. It might do you well to know that science has largely been a field of blind faith, only proven after decades or even centuries of work. Likewise, many people blindly follow "scientific fact" only to have it disproven.
Blind faith goes both ways, I never said it didn't. Too often, there are no checks and balances in the American Scientific Community. Same goes for the American community. But the idea that Stem Cells, a scientific debate, was never turned into a political ploy by the O great and powerful Republican machine, let me point you to something called a newspaper article. When I get back from work today, I will show you how often Stem Cells, and other simple medical breakthroughs, were trampled -- no, raped -- by not only those who believed blindly that Abortion was the same argument as Stem Cells. Even Adult Stem Cells, are prohibited under U.S. law, due to the ambiguity of those who wrote it, because it was about POLITICS and satisfying the masses for votes.
Later, I promise. I have written about this subject many times.
While you're waiting -- why don't you go read the Bible? Specifically Judges.