This is one of the posts that i wish everyone in the skeptical community would read.

[SEQ RERUN] Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovable

by Tyrrell_McAllister 1 min read28th Jun 20113 comments

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Today's post, Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovable, was originally published on 04 August 2007. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

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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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, in which we're going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order, so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Belief as Attire, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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