It’s not just religion, our society’s casual acceptance of scientific ignorance for the sake of fun is terrifying.

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Very well said. I feel like these things are okay as long as the person realizes and acknowledges they are not real – similarly to enjoying a movie or a fantasy book or visiting a halloween haunted house. But most people don’t, and that’s the problem. I used to be like that and now I see I was just confused and frankly, I didn’t care back then. Humans are naturally emotional creatures and for most, logic and critical thinking come second and need to be practiced. Kinda wish they taught us that in school.

rennaichance

Like when you’re on a date with girl and she’s like “oh shit you’re an Aquarius, sorry this isn’t going to work out”. Like, what? You’re going to make a life-changing decision, based on the sun’s relative position to arbitrarily defined constellations. Okay yeah, this isn’t going to work out. (Adapted quote – Sheldon cooper)

alwaysforgetmyuserID

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -Isaac Asimov Really sums up the problem IMO

Craterfist

Bingo, you must totally be a caprisun

wittlewayne

Astrology pisses me off beyond belief. It irks me that people actually want to be controlled by a bunch of stars and space shit. Like isn’t it better to be able to get to have a personality that hasn’t been determined for you? Isn’t it better to live life with your choices actually being your own and not having been determined by a a bunch of rocks and gas? It’s sad to see how willing people are to be controlled and manipulated.

Tr4sh_Harold