Using the umbrella term ‘atheis’ to include both the rejection of ‘deism’ and the rejection of ‘theism’, impairs our ability to coherently discuss these matters. Similarly, using the umbrella term ‘agnostic’ to identify both an indifference to ‘deism’ and an indifference to ‘theism’, again impairs our ability to coherently discuss these matters.
Regarding prophecy as not just a valid source of information but as the most important source for the information, is detrimental to society in many more ways than one.
Take the risk of thinking for yourself , much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.
Having faith that the scientific method exposes objective truths is very different than accepting the hypotheses of every scientist as true.
The existence of gravity is a fact regardless of whether or not Newton’s theory was corrected by Einstein. Evolution is proven even though our understanding of it’s particulars, will no doubt expand.
Religion isn’t just similar to opioids in that it provides great relief and keeps us docile, but also in that it has grave consequences which go unrecognized by those under its influence.
If we share ancestors with fish, we either both or neither have souls.
No amount of man made pollution can harm a planet for which God has other plans.
Why inconveniently adopt new habits when there is no degree of damage prayer can’t reverse.