I agree with Foxes points on this subject AND the subject of abortion.
I've spent the last 4 years studying biology, evolution, ecology, geology, chemistry and other varying scientific subjects. Im quite clued up on this, and people that say "evolution has holes in it" INFURIATE ME because they simply refuse to believe in completely natural processes. If there are any evolutionary doubters, naysayers, I defy them to point out what is wrong and I will personally educate them here.
As for God. Ugh....
Lets see. Modern man has been around for some 60,000 years, generally agreed by most. You're talking about times when the average human lifespan was some 20 years old, humans dying from the elements, childbirth, predation, disease....and that a God would watch this species, suffering for 10's of thousands of years..only to come forward 10,000 years ago, intervene...but not everywhere. He obviously thought the Chinese and Aborigines would eventually find out somehow. To then have a only Son to then watch him get ripped to shreds in a part of Bronze Age Palestine...it simply cannot be believed and I find it very hard to understand how any rational human being would believe that two humans were made from the mud in the ground and that two humans alone are enough to completely start the human race.
God is all powerful! He is omnipotent! There is nothing He cannot do right? Okay, so can God create a boulder that nothing else in existence could lift. If the answer is yes (he is all powerful after all!), does that apply to Him? Because if God cannot lift that boulder, then he is not all powerful. Alternatively, if He can lift it, He hasnt created a boulder than nothing in existence could lift. That is what is known as The God Paradox.
I keep reading people say "i was raised a Roman Catholic so im religious"
I mean, is that it? Is that all it takes? So if you were born in Israel, you'd have been a Jew. India, a hindu, Afghanistan a muslim or if you were born in Papau New Guinea, you'd have worshipped the sun. Can people not see how absurd religion is.
At the end of the day, humans are STILL afraid of the dark. Because of what it represents. And that is why there is religion. People are afraid of dying.