When atheists speak they are almost incapable of not telling lies.
If atheists are not intentionally telling lies then this means that they are just so stupid, idiotic, gullible, and ignorant that they foolishly believe anything they hear in the low-life atheist media.
No one really knows why the atheist media intentionally spreads lies. The historian Ronald Numbers has debunked many lies (see http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/CIS/Numbers/Numbers_Lecture.pdf) spread in the atheist media. The only time you’ll hear positive things about religion is in actual historical documentations and journals, not in the low-life liberal atheist media.
It’s time for me expose many common lies that have been spread by atheists.
Lie: Historians believe that “The Dark Ages” was a terrible time of superstition that held back the growth of science
Modern historians don’t believe in the “Dark Ages” as portrayed in the liberal atheist media and the “Dark Ages” is what lead up to the scientific revolution.
During the supposed darkest part of the “Dark Ages” (The Early Middle Ages) they had:
– Advances in architecture
– Early philosophy
– Agricultural boom
– Higher life expectancy than the Roman Empire and many other so-called “bright” age civilizations
So the early Middle Ages was actually a very bright period in human history.
The Roman Empire is often seen as a “bright age”, but in my opinion it was one of the very Darkest ages in history:
– Infanticide was common
– Had a full prohibition on autopsies which prevented medical advances from being made
– Had a lower life expectancy than many other civilizations and ages (only around 28)
– Made virtually no significant mathematical or philosophical achievements
Truthfully, the Roman Empire was really a “Dark Age”.
During the Middle Ages they had:
– Made infanticide illegal
– Revived the practice of autopsy
– Had a higher life expectancy than many civilizations
– Made significant philosophical and mathematical achievements
The supposed “Dark Ages” is what lead up to the scientific revolution because the scientific method and Newtonian physics comes from studying philosophy and astronomy and the Church revived Greek texts and was the biggest sponsor of astronomy.
Sources: Welch, Martin (1993). “Discovering Anglo-Saxon England”. University Park, PA: Penn State Press. Freedman, Paul (2004). “Medieval Studies”. In Jordan, William Chester. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Verdun, Kathleen (2004). “Medievalism”. In Jordan, William Chester. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Snyder, Christopher A. (1998). An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons A.D. 400–600. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.
Lie: During The “Dark Ages” people were killed for doing science
No one was killed specifically for doing science in the history of the scientific revolution. People were executed for being heretics and for political reasons, but not for doing science.
“No scientist to my knowledge, or to the knowledge of friends of mine who work on the history of the scientific revolution, ever lost his life because of his scientific views” – Ronald Numbers
The Greeks had executed and killed many philosophers and people, but no one labels their ages as “Dark” for that reason.
The ones who actually executed people specifically for being scholars according to the “Records of the Grand Historian” were the Chinese during the Qin Dynasty (Ren, Changhong. Wu, Jingyu. (2000). Rise and Fall of the Qin Dynasty).
Lie: The Church prohibited autopsies and dissections
Church leaders ordered autopsies and they were carried out regularly from at least the 13th Century.The ones who had a full prohibition on dissection and autopsy were the Pagan Romans, not the Christian Europeans.
Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) had ordered an autopsy and some have suggested that Christian theology revived the performance of dissections and autopsies.
Sources: ‘Indeed, very early in the thirteenth century, a religious official, namely, Pope Innocent III (1198-1216), ordered the postmortem autopsy of a person whose death was suspicious’, Toby Huff. P Prioreschi, Determinants of the revival of dissection of the human body in the Middle Ages’, Medical Hypotheses (2001).
Lie: Most Science is due to the ancient Greeks
The Greeks never did science, they did pseudoscience and mathematics, the scientific revolution began when people stopped following Greek philosophers. Alhazen, the one who invented the scientific method urged people to question the work of Greeks.
Aristotelian physics is completely pseudo-scientific and it was only until people began questioning and abandoning the work of Greek philosophers that the scientific method and Newtonian physics came into existence, and the scientific revolution really began.
Following the work of Greek philosophers severely held back and prevented the scientific revolution.
You can clearly see in history that the scientific revolution began when people ABANDONED the work of the Greeks:
– Abandoning Ptolemy’s geocentric view
– Abandoning Aristotle’s physics (just junk on the four elements and other pseudo-scientific ideas)
– Abandoning Euclid’s work on optics (which is just completely backwards and nonsensical)
– Abandoning Galen’s work on anatomy (incorrect on veins, arteries, etc…)
What a great burden the Greeks work has been, stopping and preventing the scientific revolution.
Sources: William Harvey, De motu cordis, cited in Allen G. Debus, Man and Nature in the Renaissance, (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1978), p. 69., E. Grant, The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages: Their Religious, Institutional, and Intellectual Contexts, (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1996), pp. 59–61, 64.
Lie: During the Middle Ages the Church taught that the Earth was flat
The vast majority of medieval Christian scholars believed that the Earth was spherical and round.
“There was scarcely a Christian scholar of the Middle Ages who did not acknowledge [Earth’s] sphericity and even know its approximate circumference” – Ronald Numbers
The ones who had actually believed that the Earth was flat were the Chinese, who had believed that the Earth was flat and square until the 17th century when Jesuit priest astronomers introduced the spherical round Earth idea to them (Needham, Joseph (1986). Science and Civilization in China).
Lie: The Church and religion had prevented naturalism and encouraged belief in magic and the “supernatural”
The Church was the main cause of methodological naturalism. The Church sponsored natural philosophy and encouraged people to study natural philosophy.
The Church viewed “dealings in magic and divination” as a heresy and sponsored “natural philosophy”.
Throughout history all Christians were natural philosophers and naturalists like Newton, Euler, Faraday, etc…it’s only been in relatively recent times that atheists have tried to conjure up a “supernatural vs. natural” war. It seems to have been conjured up in the 1980s by atheists.
The historical consensus is that Christianity was responsible for causing methodological naturalism.
Source: Ronald L. Numbers (2003). “Science without God: Natural Laws and Christian Beliefs.” In: When Science and Christianity Meet, edited by David C. Lindberg, Ronald L. Numbers. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.
Lie: The Church taught people not to seek knowledge
The Church and religion had encouraged reason and to seek knowledge.
“If revolutionary rational thoughts were expressed, they were only made possible because of the long medieval tradition that established the use of reason as one of the most important of human activities” (Edward Grant: God and Reason in the Middle Ages, Cambridge 2001)
There are many passages in the Bible which encourage seeking knowledge and valuing reason:
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge” (Hos 4:6)
“For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her” (Prov 8:11)
“Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline, and understanding” (Prov 23:23)
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (Jam 1:5)
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
Lie: The Church viewed mathematics as the work of the devil
Truth: There was no time in history when the Church viewed mathematics as the ‘work of the devil’.
The Church used many Biblical verses to justify teaching mathematics and never considered it as evil at anytime. There are many Biblical verses encouraging people to study mathematics.
Saints, Bishops, Priests, etc…had used the Biblical verse “Thou has ordered all things in measure, and number, and weight” (Wisdom 11:21) to justify studying and learning mathematics.
Sources: Nicholas of Cusa, Trialogus de possest 150-153; Watts 44-50.
Lie: Giordano Bruno was executed for doing science
Lie: Giordano Bruno’s contributions were significant to the scientific revolution
Truth: Giordano Bruno was not executed for doing science and Bruno made no significant contributions relevant to the scientific revolution.
“..the Italian Inquisition did incinerate the sixteenth-century Copernicun Giordano Bruno – but for his heretical views about the divinity or non-divinity of Christ, not because he believed in the infinity of the world or because he was a Copermicun. He argued that Christ had no human body and that his death on the cross was merely an illusion, which got some church authorities a little upset with him” – Ronald Numbers
Giordano Bruno made absolutely no significant contributions relevant to the scientific revolution, like nothing, so we could speculate that without him existing at all that the scientific revolution could’ve occurred quicker.
There’s really not even one thing that Giordano Bruno did that’s remotely relevant to the scientific revolution, just read the nonsense and pseudoscience in his books.
“Bruno pushes Copernicus’ scientific work back into a prescientific stage, back into Hermetism, interpreting the Copernican diagram as a hieroglyph of divine mysteries.” (Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, by Frances Yates. Routledge and Kegan Paul, London)
Lie: Galileo had been burned, tortured, and hanged for committing a heresy
Galileo had never been executed or tortured or beaten, he instead was placed under house arrest where he lived comfortably and wrote books. Galileo had been studying astronomy because the Church was the biggest sponsor of astronomy (because they needed calendars). He wrote his book “Two New Sciences” while under house arrest.
Lie: Galileo or Copernicus were the main people who solidified the heliocentric model
Newton was the one who solidified the heliocentric model, with Galileo’s contributions alone it would be difficult to distinguish geo-heliocentric and heliocentric models, with Copernicus’s contributions you can’t distinguish between geocentric and heliocentric models (they would both be making equally accurate predictions) (Henry, John (2001). Moving heaven and earth : Copernicus and the solar system. Cambridge: Icon. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-84046-251-7).
Galileo never provided any direct proof for heliocentricism, his contributions at best merely show that there was something wrong with Ptolemy’s view. The Church was correct that given Galileo’s contributions the heliocentric view could not be held.
“appreciated that the reference to heresy in connection with Galileo or Copernicus had no general or theological significance.” (J. L. Heilbron)
The Church was the biggest sponsor of astronomy and had no problem with heliocentric models being used as calculating devices or being studied, they only had a problem with heliocentricism being taught as a literal description during the time period when it was impossible for anyone to know if heliocentricism was literally true or false.
The reason people had not believed that the Earth revolved around the Sun during Galileo’s time was because:
– Sensory perception (human beings can clearly see the Sun moving around the Earth)
– No way to distinguish competing models
– Not enough evidence for heliocentricism
– The Greeks (specifically Ptolemy)
The one who actually solidified the heliocentric model was Newton (who was more religious than all the other scientists that lived during his era).
The simple fact is, it’s just impossible to know if heliocentricism is literally true with Galileo’s contributions since everyone can clearly see the Sun moving around the Earth with their own eyes!
The geocentric model makes extremely accurate predictions in certain conditions and would still work for many practical matters, but is it literally true?
The geo-heliocentric model also makes extremely accurate predictions in certain conditions, is it literally true?
So with Galileo’s contributions how were people supposed to know that the heliocentric model was literally true and not just merely an accurate model?
Remember, we can all see with our own eyes the Sun moving around the Earth!
But even with Newton’s contributions heliocentricism would still be unproven, it was only until 1838 when the parallax was detectable that heliocentricism was proven.
Shortly after Newton’s Principia was accepted in the 1740s the Church dropped all opposition towards heliocentricism and the most religious European countries were the first to accept heliocentricism, not the least religious countries.
The Church stopped opposing heliocentricism (being taught as a literal description) long before it was actually proven.
Lie: All Newton did was claim that gravity and the laws of motion exists
Newton invented a higher branch of mathematics, mathematical methods, did work on optics, developed a model of the universe, laws of motion, laws of universal gravitation, and came up with arguably the most complex geometric proofs in existence.To believe that all Newton did was say that “I think gravity exists” as many atheists believe is an exaggerated understatement.
Considering the few resources available during Newton’s time Newton accomplished a lot.
Lie: Electrical technology exists despite religion
Electrical technology is mostly due to Michael Faraday (who is called the greatest experimentalist in history) and his religious beliefs.
Faraday was part of a Sandemenian sect that believed that all things were unified as one. Faraday emphasized this belief that magnetism and light (as well as gravity and everything else) were linked as one specifically because of his religion, which in turn caused James Clerk Maxwell to come up with Maxwell’s equations (which is where most of our electrical technology relies on).
During Faraday’s time the idea that magnetism and light were linked as one was ridiculous beyond imagination, so ridiculous that almost all the scientists that lived during Faraday’s time ignored his ideas. James Clerk Maxwell was one of the very few scientists who even considered the idea.
So we can conclude with near 100% certainty that if it wasn’t for Faraday being so super-religious that Maxwell’s equations would’ve taken a much longer time to come into existence (much later than in 1861) and probably not exist even today because James Clerk Maxwell and other scientists would’ve never dared to even attempt to link magnetism and light as one if it wasn’t for Faraday.
During Faraday’s time Faraday had been much more religious than all the other scientists that lived during his era.
“Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” – Michael Faraday
So if Faraday hadn’t been so super-religious Maxwell’s equations (and all the technology made possible because of Maxwell’s equations) would probably be non-existent in modern times.
Sources: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Faraday.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEVEBzNSwTU
Lie: Science exists despite religion
Science exists specifically because of religion. The scientific method comes from studying philosophy and Newtonian physics comes from studying astronomy. Religion caused people to study both philosophy and astronomy.
“Only recently we have got a very good study of Catholicism and early modern science from John Heilbron, whose prize-winning study The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories argues that the Roman Catholic church gave more financial aid and social support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries, from the recovery of ancient learning during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, than any other – and probably all other – institutions. What would we have done without the Catholic Church?” – Ronald Numbers
The historical evidence clearly shows us that after human beings gain food, water, and shelter without religion there would be no need to study astronomy and philosophy.
Human beings need food, water, and shelter for survival and history show us that all human civilizations revolve around these needs alone.
It’s impossible for any civilization to start off with the scientific method and Newtonian physics, and there’s no example in history out of all the civilizations that exist of any group of human beings deciding to intensely study philosophy and astronomy after gaining food, water, and shelter without a religion causing them to do so.
It is my hypothesis that everything that lead up to the scientific revolution would’ve been viewed as philosophical nonsense and a waste of time to an atheist in the same way that modern day atheists would view alchemy as nonsense.
So religion was what directly caused science to exist, since religion was what caused people to study philosophy and astronomy, and since the scientific method, higher mathematics, and Newtonian physics came from studying philosophy and astronomy.
There are many many many other lies that atheists tell. I will probably update this page with more lies as time passes by.
I don’t know how a group of people who claim to be smarter and superior to everyone can be so gullible as to believe all the lies they hear in the atheist media. No one really knows if atheists just enjoy and take pleasure in telling lies.
We can be completely certain that: Atheists have historically always been the main block towards scientific progress, continue to block scientific progress in modern times, and continue to spread historically inaccurate lies today.
After atheists took over science in the late 1960s and early 1970s we immediately stopped finding cures, the life expectancy started growing much slower, technology started growing slower, and physics became stuck with empirically untestable hypotheses.
Atheists just can’t do anything.
In modern times atheists are trying to turn science into a pseudo-scientific popularity contest where authority is all that matters. An example is the String Theory. It’s only now since atheists took over science that empirically untestable mathematical models can be considered as science. Whenever asked to give a valid reason as to how the String Theory is science all atheists respond with is an appeal to authority or an argument from personal incredulity.
So modern day “science” is just a pseudo-scientific laughable popularity contest mostly about authority and incredulity alone rather than empirical observations and valid reasoning.
My suggestion to atheists: Stop doing science, go home and focus on food, water, and shelter since everything that lead up to the scientific revolution would’ve been viewed as philosophical nonsense and a waste of time to you.
Who can be as disgusting as an atheist? They’ve always threatened scientific and technological progress from the very beginning.