SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.

Religion

The first thing I want to say in this section on religion is that all religious claims on reality are arguments from ignorance, or the so-called "God of the Gaps" argument.

Faith is a moral failure:  "If one gives up reason in the formation of some of one’s beliefs, one gives up the only access to truth we have. Humans don’t have any perceptual capacity to immediately discern truth, the way we immediately discern color and shape (if the lighting is good and our eyesight is in good order). The closest we can get is to justify our beliefs. Faith is not justification, it is the suspension of all standards for justification. Faith declares that some beliefs – these important ones right at the center of my world-view that shape how I see many other things – need not be justified at all."

Spend an hour to understand the difference between religion and science, and how the former is harmful in ways you may not have considered. 

If you say that "I believe because of my experience or feeling", and say it is not a scientific claim but a metaphysical claim, chew on this 2-minute video.

The above focuses on the very valid falsification of religions via there being no evidence in support of the supernatural.  However, there is another reason to not be a Christian:  the moral depravity of its God.

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 The following links challenge the need for belief in a god for individuals and societies to be moral:

 Below is a link to my blog that has screened for this topic:

Understand Reality Through Science/Morality

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If you are wondering why so many people are religious, this link will help you.

If you are wondering why so many people are members of organized religions, this link will help you. 

If you are wondering why so many people are leaving religion, this link will help you. 

If you are wondering why so many people are attracted to religion in general, and cults in particular, this link will help you.

If you are looking for THE challenge for Christians, this link will help you.

If you are wondering if religion and science are compatible, this link will help you. 

If you are looking for an article that concisely refutes arguments for a God, this link will help you

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"Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith?  You are not alone, and we are here to help."

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In a cult, or know someone who is?

Books that falsify Christianity
The Cure-For-Christianity Library 

This will help correct any false beliefs you may have about Jesus
The Real War on Christmas: The Fact That Christmas Is Better Than Christ 
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Secular organizations that are informative and worthy of support:

The Human Rights Campaign
http://humanrightscampaign.tumblr.com/

The Out Campaign
http://outcampaign.org/

The American Humanist Association
http://www.americanhumanist.org/

Freedom from Religion Foundation
http://ffrf.org/

Secular Student Alliance
http://www.secularstudents.org/

Secular Coalition For America
http://secular.org/

Foundation Beyond Belief
http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/


James Randi Educational Foundation
http://www.randi.org/site/

Americans United
http://www.au.org/

American Atheists
https://atheists.org/

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Final thoughts regarding the religious' reluctance to accept science and its thinking 

To the religious who, in spite of being exposed to scientific reasoning, persist in their unsupported beliefs, please ponder the following:
  • Classical Newtonian physics and Quantum physics, even though they both have deeply studied all of the forces that can effect humanity, have been unable to find any mechanism for "supernatural" entities to function within our reality. 
  • The three greatest mysteries studied by scientists (How did the universe begin?  How did life begin?  What is consciousness?) may never be solved by science but that does not give the religious the right to argue from ignorance that God did it.
  • Jerry Coyne states what most atheists are reticent to say:  religious people are irrational and perhaps "a tad thick."  And, NO, this is not a logical fallacy of ad hominem, as personal criticism is legitimate when a character critique is directly or indirect­ly related to the point being articulated If this use of personal criticism is invalid, then all teachers at all levels are guilty when they correct erroneous thinking and behavioral health professionals could not make a diagnosis.
  • Many atheists and liberal theists complain to me that I should not criticize the religious who do not attempt to force their beliefs on me. Here is why I also criticize them.  There is no evidence for an interventionist god and every claim in support of one has been falsified by science. Therefore, there is no justification for anyone with normal mental faculties and access to today's information to believe in such a being. Being a theist of any sort gives legitimacy to that anti-science concept and cover to the "true believers" of the world who are responsible for much evil.
     
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Below is a link to my blog that has screened for this topic:

Understand Reality Through Science/Religion 

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