Originally Posted by Superbowltrashcan
I have always been of a similar opinion on this and find it amusing the inability of people speaking on this issue from the Science side of things to recognize they are trying to refute a piece of a person's faith, which by definition needs no tangible proof, hence the term faith. Likewise those in the conservative faith community always feel they have to provide "proof" of what is in conflict with scientific theory.
The extreme view that it is impossible to prove the existence of the entire universe extends beyond the present instant is one that to most quite silly but nonetheless valid.
Exactly. Also, that religious people are nuts and can't do science when Isaac Newton was religious and Copernicus was a Catholic monk. Have to wonder if it's not really just a form of ant-religious bigotry by some.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison