by event horizon,
None of the above. It's science that has driven me away from your "god".
As I keep trying to say...science is the new religion among some. The religion to be worshiped.
In Science and other disciplines you do indeed find philosophy and new age thinking. And Politics finances much of science. Thus tainting it with political philosophy of those paying the bills. I will translate that for the learning challanged. Much of science is hijacked by political expediency. By occult religion operating in secret..privily for political purposes as evidenced by the hacking of that enviornmental institute in the UK.
It is enviornmental science which has shut down very fertile fields in California because of a small fish. Thus raising costs to the public for foods. Very interesting to me. Science and politics in bed together against the public need for food.
For starters, I'm not a politician, nor do I subscribe to the left or right side of politics.
I don't meditate, worship, or kneel at an altar of science. I don't wear a chain around my neck with a symbol relating to science. I don't go to a service every week to meet with scientists and talk about science. And I don't believe in an invisible robot watching over me all the time.
I seek truth. If science is the avenue that gives me truth, so be it. But I don't live every day of my life worshipping science. You can babble all day till you're blue in the face, calling science a "religion", if that's what makes you feel better, but...
The definition of religion is:
1. beliefs and worship
: people's beliefs and opinions concerning the existence, nature, and worship of a deity or deities, and divine involvement in the universe and human life
: an institutionalized or personal system of beliefs and practices relating to the divine
3. personal beliefs or values
: a set of strongly-held beliefs, values, and attitudes that somebody lives by
It can't be #1 or #2.
There isn't a scientific set of "beliefs, values, or attitudes" that I live my life by every day, so that rules out #3.
Like I said before...as far as religion is concerned, science has proven the biblical "god" to be false. Science has shown me what NOT to worship...not WHAT to worship. If you still can't understand that, Mr. Simpson, then I can't help you any further.
I'm sure you'll go on yet another meaningless rant about your job and/or life experiences at Wal-Mart or whatever public camps you visit, and that it somehow proves science as being a religion. Whatever dude.
I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what logic causes me to believe.