So the New Scientist theorizes that God is an evolutionary construct. No, they’re serious. One of the lines from this “scientific” article concerns the difficulty of “exorcising the ghost of God.” That doesn’t seem very scientific to me but what do I know, I’m just an idiot blogger. But it does seem to me these atheist types are contradicting each other a wee bit:
WHILE many institutions collapsed during the Great Depression that began in 1929, one kind did rather well. During this leanest of times, the strictest, most authoritarian churches saw a surge in attendance.
This anomaly was documented in the early 1970s, but only now is science beginning to tell us why. It turns out that human beings have a natural inclination for religious belief, especially during hard times. Our brains effortlessly conjure up an imaginary world of spirits, gods and monsters, and the more insecure we feel, the harder it is to resist the pull of this supernatural world. It seems that our minds are finely tuned to believe in gods…
The origin of religious belief is something of a mystery, but in recent years scientists have started to make suggestions. One leading idea is that religion is an evolutionary adaptation that makes people more likely to survive and pass their genes onto the next generation.
So God was created through evolution? So doesn’t that make atheists anti-evolution? Wait, I’m getting confused.
So the idea of God helps us survive, say the atheistic scientists, but then the ads from the British Humanist Association insist: “There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” Well how can we enjoy our life if we don’t survive? Are these atheists against life…oh wait…never mind. We know the answer to that already.
In summation, I just ask, what is passing for science these days?