It’s this lack of curiosity that makes biblical literalism so damaging, scientifically, socially, and politically speaking, for once we have all the answers there’s really no need to explore, discover, or create.
Beliefs don’t change facts. Facts, if you’re resonable, should change your beliefs.
Ricky Gervais (via julias—paradise)
For our criticism of religion basically comes down to this: “Your confidence in a proposition should be proportional to the strength of the evidence supporting it.” Is that really something that should inspire such nastiness? And it’s not just a criticism of religion, but a criticism of faith in general, including pseudosciences like ESP and “alternative medicine.”
If your idea of supporting “traditional marriage” includes legally prohibiting other adults from marrying because of their sex, you are engaging in bigotry.
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