I admit some of the questions raised in your p…

I admit some of the questions raised in your posts are worth thinking over, both for Christians and atheists. But most of them are just provocations that could be easily refuted, like all the ones suggesting that science and God exclude each other. I love how atheists think they can "enlighten" those poor people who still believe.

well, science and god do not exclude each other only in the sense that no one can disprove a non-testable “god” hypothesis. but there is also no need to disprove something that has never been proven (”i feel god in my heart” is not a valid proof)

on another page: science and the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel also do not exclude each other. what you probably don’t know is that the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel has already killed all gods, including yours. so unless you can disprove the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel, your god does not exist. even if you can prove it does not exist, the same proof will be applicable to your god.

yes, logic can be a bitch, it even kills gods, sorry

that aside, let’s look at the options for a believer:

option one:
geology, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. have disproven scripture numerous times. trying to stick to both, science and religion, will leave you with a huge amount of cognitive dissonance. therefore mostly fundamental believers then just go into ignorance mode and state that science is wrong.

option two:
usually the choice of moderate believers is to flee in the god-of-the-gaps mode. they accept that there are scientific facts and ignore their “holy” scripture for that part. so they shift what they call god in the gaps where science has not yet disproven their belief.

scientific evidence contradicts religious claims. reality can be harsh but will not rearrange itself for the believer. you can choose between fairy tales and reality, but you can’t have both.