Well then where does dark energy come from? Why is it there? etc etc etc
Some people, myself included, can
believe that the theory of God and the proof of evolution etc. can coexist. The two don't have to be mutually exclusive.
The problem with a lot of internet atheists (not you guys--pretty much nobody here is a raging asshole who thinks all religious folk are retards and don't deserve their attention--I'm talking about the general population on r/atheism) think that everything has to be black and white.
Evolution? Big Bang? THERE IS NO GOD, YOU'RE ALL IDIOTS, WE'VE ALREADY PROVEN THAT THERE IS NO GOD--that's the point I'm trying to argue against. Just like ideas evolved over time way back when with some new guy's interpretation of the bible, so too do ideas change to adapt(?) to new ideas, even if that adaptation is little more than "God made it happen", at least the people who go with that train of thought aren't completely ignorant. Religion != closing your eyes to advances in knowledge (necessarily), the only absolute is a belief in a deity.
Regarding the blanket generalization above, I meant it more towards acts like the crusades, 9/11 etc, because people debating religion tend to bring that up as the catch-all proof that religion is a terrible, terrible thing and atheism is the way to go. Protip: never argue religion on Facebook
But yes, blanket generalizations are generally a bad thing.
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. The logic does not flow both ways here. Your description of what I presume is your version of the Big Bang Theory, is not really what happened now. I'd be happy to explain you more if you wish, but not in this thread. Please don't take this the wrong way, but scientists come up with evidence for one worldview, while the religious say "Well our evidence is in this <2000 year old book, but please do not take heed of the parts about stoning gays or people wearing mixed cloth, those are wrong."
I am not trying to change your worldview or 'convert' you, but I don't think you fully understand or know all the arguments the other side makes. Which is the case for a lot of people, even atheists.
However, as I am no theologian, feel free to correct my views of your side.
Well that's where the ignorant members of religious groups come in. As I explained above, not every single member of every single religion is evolution-bashing and science-hating.