Originally posted by Great King Rat
[b]because one is a proven lie.
Creationists will disagree with you. And many (all?) atheists consider the stories about god and Jesus and Mohammed to be lies. Lies that are implanted in the minds of humans when they are at their most vulnerable and malleable.
the other, when done correctly, can spiritually enrich a person.
A meani ...[text shortened]... ed by literally everybody – including atheists and cults – to justify their beliefs and actions.[/b]
"Creationists will disagree with you."
proven science is not up for debate. it is not up for personal opinion.
some are lies and some are speculations. a true believer questions his faith. faith without reason is blind. one can claim that god, from a scientific point of view doesn't exist and that is ok. believers act on faith in a higher power, not on knowing for a fact that higher power exists. these realms are separate and should remain separate.
"A meaningless phrase that can be used by literally everybody – including atheists and cults – to justify their beliefs and actions"
as long as a person is spiritually enriched, yes, it can be used by everyone which is absolutely no problem. a christian doesn't hold a monopoly on spirituality. if you christian correctly, your life can be improved, just like a vegan veganing correctly is improving his life. if the veganing isn't done correctly, one develops malnutrition.