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The God Deluded by BlameThe1st The God Deluded by BlameThe1st
List of God-deluded idiots as they appear:
Sir Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare, Rene Descartes, Sir Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Joseph Priestly, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, William Wilberforce, Michael Faraday, George Washington Carver, Albert Einstein, Francis Collins.

Before anyone corrects me: yes, not all of these men were Bible-believing Christians (many were non-religious deists). And yes, simply because these intelligent men believed in God, doesn’t mean God does exist, or that people should believe in him.

However, these men do shatter the stereotype that people who acknowledge the existence of God are unintelligent, irrational, anti-science ignoramuses who are a threat to rational thought and free inquiry.

Here are some other God-believing simpletons you may know of:
Aristotle
Leonardo Da Vinci
Nicholas Copernicus
Michelangelo
Johannes Kepler
John Milton
Blaise Pascal
Baruch Spinoza
John Locke
Immanuel Kant
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
John Stuart Mill
Louis Pasteur
Gregor Mendel
William Thomson Kelvin
Jules Verne
Theodore Roosevelt
Max Planck
T.S. Eliot
J.R.R. Tolkien
William Golding
John F. Kennedy
Charles M. Schulz
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and thousands more...
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TheCrossoverer89 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
I can't tell if this is Pro-Christain sarcasm or what?
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Kajm Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Einstein quotes:

“Behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force is my religion. To that extent, I am in point of fact, religious.”[8]

“Every scientist becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men.”[9]

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man.”[10]

“The divine reveals itself in the physical world.”[11]

“My God created laws… His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking but by immutable laws.”[12]

“I want to know how God created this world. I want to know his thoughts.”[13]

“What I am really interested in knowing is whether God could have created the world in a different way.”[14]


Wish I could get this to valendale, since he is dead wrong. Can probably get it to :icongreatkingrat88: but he's too damned DUMB to figure it out.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
I've actually succeeded in convincing that guy to read Mere Christianity.
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Kajm Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Let me know if he actually does *g*

Every time I see that title, I think of Mark Twain. It just seems like a title he would come up with.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
here's a link to our conversation. aonon.deviantart.com/art/The-T…
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Is this where I point out the fact that religious people have averagely lower IQ than non-religious people? But that doesn't mean all religious people are stupid, just most of them. 
-with love from an agnostic 
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
The good old fallacy: appeal to historical people who believed in god, and ignore that most of them lived in a time when we had no better explanation for how the universe formed.

Also, Einstein was expressly a-religious, thank you very much. He considered religious faith childish, and resented the way his remarks on god (referring to "god" as a poetic concept) were taken out of context to misrepresent his views on religion. 

Reality check: today, when we have an explanation to how the universe began, where we came from, and so forth, a majority of academics and scientists are non-religious or flat out atheists. Because that's what education does to you- it opens your eyes. 
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And yet blind faith was Einstein's (The one and only person out of the whole lineup you could latch onto) ultimate downfall in his final pursuits...

Also, you're being intellectually dishonest when you insist that religion is anathema to scientific progress. I've got a nice list to throw at you...

You say that they lived in times when no better explanation existed? These people learned the secrets of the world, but never did their faith wane.

They saw the veneer unravel before their eyes and they still believed in God.

So kindly take your condescension and blow it out your eyestalk.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
I could have said quite a bit about the other ones, like how Isaac Newton, genius that he was, also believed in alchemy... it's just that Einstein is the single most misused and misrepresented in this contect.

No, I'm just generally being correct. Where science and education progresses, religion weakens- and where religion is overly strong, science and education is weak. This is an inescapable fact of the world of today, and the world of the past. Throw any list of religious scientists at me- that doesn't disprove it; most if not all of them are going to be moderates who rationalize the wildly irrational parts (all of it) to make it fit with a rational world.

They did. End of. 

They saw no "veneer"; they lived when they knew not the slightest thing of a big bang or evolution. They hadn't the first clue how the universe began, or where we as a species came from, or how old the earth was, and "god" just so happened to be the only explanation on hand.

Nope, never will. I don't condescend the religious if I can avoid it, but when they try to put on a pretense that their side- the one with irrational, unprovable ideas- is the more intellectual one, a talking to is earned.
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have bet pool running that if we scientifically prove the existence of God, that atheists will rationalize it away and never shall their noses sit at a level plane with the horizon.
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