Religion: it’s culture, not fact.

Religion: it looks precisely how we’d expect if there were no god and stories percolated around different cultures.

  • Rikitiki

    Yeah, they’re a “culture” just like something in a petri dish…now all we need to do is subtract the growth medium.

    • invivoMark

      Hey! My rat liver cells take offense to that comparison!

    • Smiles

      And my TB culture isn’t too keen on it either…

  • RuQu

    21 is being very generous with your definition of “major” and with your definition of “religion.”

    This site (http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html) lists the top 22. Atheism/Secular/Agnostic is #3. Scientology is #22. Only 8 have more than 100 million followers, and #9 drops to only 23 million.

    Of course, we also have to ask, if Christianity (#1) converted all the religious believers in the world, would that make it right? If there was only one option, would it then be true? No. So while this argument points out the absurdity of assuming your own religion is true, and the odds of you being wrong, it doesn’t in itself make any statement about the objective truth of religion.