Re: Religion diminishes intellect[W:114,1607]
2) Science and religion are opposed where they conflict. At their most fundamental science is evidenced based while religion is not. Reason verses a lack of reason. Logic versus a lack of logic etc. The two systems of thought are vastly different and produce opposing answers to the same questions in many cases.
Originally Posted by blackjack50
"it could be boiled down to philosophy, culture, morals, ethics, and not just what "is," but what should be. About you."
A deity based religion is only about those things if the underlying foundation exists. Why base those things on such tenuous ground as the existence of god?
3) Which is to say that religion is irrational. Why should anyone embrace irrationality unless they themselves are to be irrational? That's not a positive attribute in my book.