Clearly a repudiation of religion rests on evidence, as does science. This leaves open the question of where one finds evidence, and the personal context in how one perceives, interprets that information. Yes, scientists are capable of errors, whether by:
1. Erroneous deductions (rationalisations)
2. Maligned interpretation of facts
3. Rationalism or empiricism - distrust of ideas or perception
Religion is for the most part a repudiation of objectivity for the sake usually of some fear-based indulgence.
"Living forever is not what it's cracked up to be. I'm not sad, but I do get tired more often. Imagine how sad and tired you would be after a few hundred years of singing praises and hosannas with God. Maybe it wouldn't even take that…"
"I agree with Two Cult Survivor. The theist already knows that he is correct, and he has the evidence, the Holy Bible - the "word of God." The theist puts it on YOU to show evidence that God is non-existent and he walks around talking to…"
"@blue pashima. The woman being interviewed by Blitzer has a TON of class!
@Randall. I tend to agree about rednecks. Personal bias on my part, but the sound of Country and Western music is, to me, the equivalent of a knife scraping against a…"