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Atheist Meme of the Day: Untestable Beliefs Can Cause Real Harm

Scarlet letter Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!

Atheists care what other people believe because we see harm done by those beliefs. We see the ways that the untestable belief in invisible beings, inaudible voices, undetectable forces, and events that happen after we die interferes with people’s reality check, and their ability to see the effects of their actions in the real world. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.

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  1. llewelly says

    What’s the Harm? is a website explaining how various false or unevidenced beliefs can cause harm, and presenting specific case studies in which harm was caused. Most of the entries are about Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM), but some are about religion.

  2. Jonathan says

    “…interferes with people’s reality check, and their ability to see the effects of their actions in the real world.”
    I have to point out that this sentiment is 100% true. People don’t understand their influence in what happens in the world, they try to throw out their responsibility to god(s). But if you do nothing, Nada does the same.
    “Most of the entries are about Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM)”
    We cannot ignore those. Beyond the scams, we throw nuclear bombs at our own bodies, just patching symptoms but not solving the problem, or worse, killing everything (ANTI-BIOtic). I jokingly said to my mother the other day, “Innovation comes from laziness.”
    Atheists, don’t be lazy and let “innovative science” deceive you. Question science, question God.

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