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The Falsity of Religion: Twelve Indisputable Arguments

  1. Dec 3, 2003 #1
    The following is from http://www.thebirdman.org/Index/Relig/Relig-Atheist.html

    The Falsity of Religion: Twelve Indisputable Arguments

    By John "Birdman" Bryant

    Religion today hangs on the horns of a dilemma: On the one hand, it is false in the scientific sense, as we shall demonstrate below; but on the other hand, because religion in one form or another has been around as long as recorded history -- and in fact has played a central role in man's social and personal life -- it is almost certain that religion is useful in the sense that it has helped men to survive. The real dilemma of religion, however, is that it must be believed in order to be useful, yet this is impossible when people know that it is false.

    The obvious solution to this dilemma -- if indeed there is a solution -- is to discover what is useful about religion, and to try to make use of this knowledge. This I have attempted to do in my book The Most Powerful Idea Ever Discovered. But we will be stymied in our attempt to accomplish this task -- or at least to bring it to fruition in the sense of teaching others -- if we do not first and finally sweep away the foolishness of religious belief by making a plain and clear statement as to religion's literal falsity. Accordingly, we cite below what we view as twelve compelling reasons why a rational person must regard religion as false.

    Complete article is at http://www.thebirdman.org/Index/Relig/Relig-Atheist.html
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