Neil deGrasse Tyson, you inspired me to become an astrophysicist. You have motivated countless others to learn about the universe around them. In your pursuit of knowledge- nay, in your passionate love for the grandeur of reality, you bring awareness and responsibility to our civilization. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
- The Star-Splitter
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It’s a constant point made by theists that atheist are aggressive and angry. They’re hating on everybody’s fun Insert-Your-Religion-Here Exclusive Club and they do it mean-spiritedly. However, let’s examine the actual situation.
In the Abrahamic religions, there is a place promised for those who do not believe in God. For those blasphemers, they are designated- nay, they deserve to burn in Hell for all eternity. In an infinitely agonizing demise, they will find no panacea for what they have done. If this alone is not enough to turn the tables around on theists, let’s look at what Christians have done in America.
On this date in 1948, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCollum v. Board of Education, barring religious instruction in public schools was handed down.
“Separation means separation, not something less. Jefferson’s metaphor in describing the relation between Church and State speaks of a ‘wall of separation,’ not a fine line easily overstepped. The public school is at once the symbol of our democracy and the most pervasive means for promoting our common destiny. In no activity of the State is it more vital to keep out divisive forces than in its schools, to avoid confusing, not to say fusing, what the Constitution sought to keep strictly apart. ‘The great American principle of eternal separation’ — Elihu Root’s phrase bears repetition — is one of the vital reliances of our Constitutional system for assuring unities among our people stronger than our diversities. It is the Court’s duty to enforce this principle in its full integrity.”
—Justice Frankfurter, concurrence, McCollum v. Board of Education, 333 U.S. 203, 212 (1948)
Above, The Messianic Manic, gives an excellent synopsis of a recent debate between CalTech Theoretical Physicist, Sean Carroll, and William Lane Craig.
“This is probably the biggest ass kicking that I’ve ever seen William Lane Craig get. Check it out, I think this is the definitive William Lane Craig smack down. I think after this if he keeps trying to use Cosmology or Physics to justify theism it will be nothing but embarrassing.” – The Messianic Manic
Below is the full debate.