On 08 May 2012, at 20:17, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
On 07.05.2012 22:21 Craig Weinberg said the following:
On May 7, 3:37 pm, meekerdb<meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
Sure science grew out of Christianity, out of the decay and
fragmentation of Christianity.
When Christianity was strong and in control is what we call "The
Dark Ages". Now that it
is no longer in control and the Western world relies on the
technology of science,
Christian apologists are writing revisionist histories.
I agree, organized religion has been a catastrophe for the world, and
it still is, but that doesn't change the historical emergence of
science from spiritual contemplation.
I would suggest you to consider Soviet Union under Stalin when
military atheists took the power over. I guess that the absolute
number of victims was even more.
Just one examples. Nikolai Vavilov - a famous biologist working in
genetics (compare his fate with that of Copernicus and Galileo)
Late 1930s - Lysenko, who has conceived a hatred for genetics is put
in charge of all of Soviet agriculture
1940 - arrested for allegedly wrecking Soviet agriculture; delivered
more than a hundred hours of lectures on science while in prison
1943 - died imprisoned and suffering from dystrophia (faulty
nutrition of muscles, leading to paralysis), in the Saratov prison.
But this confirms that, once institutionalized, religion creates lies
and suffering. Materialism is no exception. For a platonist, or
neoplatonist, or neoeneoplatonist, atheism is a tiny variant of
christianism. Both are tiny variant of Aristotelianism.
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