Alrighty then. I'm gonna tell everyone right now. Quit it with anti religious speak, slurs, etc. There are MANY theists and atheists or agnostics and so on here, and their opinions and beliefs or [sic] no less valid than your own. We're all here because we accept evolution, not because we believe in one god or another, or none at all. So keep it to your self, please and thank you.
No. They. AREN'T!
I face this same sentiment over and over, all the time. "Hey, we can't truly know that God does or doesn't exist, so any opinion on the matter is equally valid." How can this line of reasoning make sense to anyone?
Well, I might have murdered someone when I was in New York thirty-five years ago. I might have burned the corpse and spread the ashes into the ocean, and that someone might have been a homeless bum with no living relatives or friends.
What's this? I wasn't alive thirty-five years ago, you say? I've never been to New York, you say?
That doesn't disprove my claim. Plus, I'm a skilled murderer, so the fact that it doesn't make sense with observable reality only supports my claim that I actually killed that person thirty-five years ago! Also, you can't criticize my claim for being a load of bullshit (or whatever other hateful, intolerant, or ignorant statement you want to make) because, since you can't definitively prove it, my claim just as valid as your paltry rationalistic one.
Now, I understand that religion isn't the point of the group, and there's something to be said about tolerating stupid ideas and playing nice in the sandbox, but DON'T say that atheism is just as valid as theism, because it just isn't. Every aspect of reality can be explained naturally. God is superfluous.
Who started the Big Bang, you ask? I don't know. How can we know? What makes you think that "I don't know, therefore God" is a valid statement?
It reminds me so much of Daniel Dennett's "Belief in belief" idea:
Anyway, fine, Facebook group. I'll play nice in the sandbox, but don't you dare claim theism is just as valid as atheism. Although, I might end up hiding your posts if you keep up the Matrix-esque, "truth is whatever you arbitrarily think it is, since truth obviously isn't based on reality or anything" theme.