Note the irrational rage a mere tshirt can spark among the religious nut jobs. People so secure in their faith they lash out at any sort of criticism and call it stupid, question the quality of life the person criticizing has, and ad hominem like there's no tomorrow. Surely these believers in the word of god have nothing to feel insecure about?
Offensive? really Did you get your science major on eBay or something? I'm not sure what science you are studying, but that shirt doesn't spout someones spiteful opinion.. Its the truth. Hard blunt facts. If the terrorists that committed 9/11 weren't religious, then it wouldn't have even happened. You only say the text is offensive because you are afraid of the truth, you are afraid of change and are too naive to even think straight.
As the above comments show, this shirt tends to elicit strong responses on both sides. Good. Having a conversation (however inane) is preferable to ignoring the existence of other worldviews and sheltering yourself from critical thought.
This shirt is great, and makes a very good point. I can see how many people were perturbed by the simple fact by reading some of the comments.
I just hope some of the people who commented don't get their hands on a plane! :D
The word science comes from the Latin "scientia," timeaning knowledge.
According to Webster's New Collegiate Diconary, the definition of science is "knowledge attained through study or practice," or "knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, esp. as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world."
Religion pulls people apart more than it brings them together...
I might add that science is responsible for the holocaust, the massive death tolls of the two world wars, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons, and horribly processed foods like SPAM (the last one is provided for comic relief). Religion without science fails to progress, and we fail to meet our potential. Science without religion lacks substantive ethics/morals and overruns our humanity and disregards the dignity of the human person (again, see the warfare and pain of the 20th and 21st centuries).
fake moon landing? bush flying into buildings? come on man, that shit doesnt happen. quit reading stupid conspiracy theories and READ A REAL FUCKING BOOK. jesus christ you are the epitome of whats wrong with this country. i cant believe i even felt the need to post something on this goddamn website. hahaha who does that.
fake moon landing? how ridiculous are you? lol. are you some 17 year old kid with too much time on his hands reading some dumb conspiracy theories? haha get a life daaaaaawg. and do you realize you people are posting thought out comments on a goddamn T SHIRT SELLING WEBSITE? haha how fucking bored are you.
Ernie Pyle was not the creator of that quote, and the quote is the most ridiculous garbage I have ever heard. Try telling that BS to Pat Tillman (if he was still alive) and his family. Many astronauts did hold religious convictions, but there are those who didn't. Regardless of their religious beliefs, the Science behind it all decided that they needed to go to the moon and show them how. Religion on the other hand, tells people to be intolerant of each other and as a result to kill them in any way possible (even if it means flying planes into buildings).
"You clearly don't understand the history of space flight"
Many of the astronauts held deep religious convictions, a superb example being the reading from the book of Genesis by the Apollo 8 crew at Christmas 1968; this may be found at YouTube. They were the ones who actually put their life on the line for their faith, country, and science.
- There are no atheists in foxholes ... attributed to journalist Ernie Pyle
-"Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions" - G.K. Chesterton