And quite often the least faithful are the most religious.
Okay, this is not going to be popular, BUT – I genuinely don’t understand how people can maintain religious faith through higher education, emerging with a PhD and intact religious belief. How isn’t the belief utterly shattered?
— Scientia Revelare (@SRevelare) March 29, 2022
Go and read the replies.
There are few religious devotees more outspoken than the sanctimonious atheist.
There is no article of faith they love more than to insult and berate the faithful as being stupid dupes with deficiency in critical thinking and pudding for brains.
How smug in their self assurance they are that they earned a piece of paper that says they know just a tiny bit more than the layman on a very tiny topic of technical minutiae and that means thru understand the totality of the nature of reality and the human condition.
I myself have a PhD in engineering.
I, however, do not have such hubris as they do.
I know that what I know about materials science does not answer the metaphysical questions of the universe or soothes the soul.
When my father passed I did not turn to the AISI heat treater’s guide for answers.
Knowing a little bit more than the average person about how a blast furnace works does not give me the same sense of connection and continuity of being as being part of an unbroken tradition that goes back more than 6,000 years to Abraham and the patriarchs.
The saddest and most revealing thing about this Tweet and the replies is just how much it shows that these people have no capacity for introspection as they engage in a rhetorical atheistic Jihad against those who believe in God.