[SEQ RERUN] Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovablepost by Tyrrell_McAllister · 2011-06-28T02:54:09.504Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments
Religions used to claim authority in all domains, including biology, cosmology, and history. Only recently have religions attempted to be non-disprovable by confining themselves to ethical claims. But the ethical claims in scripture ought to be even more obviously wrong than the other claims, making the idea of non-overlapping magisteria a Big Lie.
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