I was reading an article this evening by Jerry Coyne. Brilliant as usual, you should take the time to give it a read: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-10-11-column11_ST_N.htm
I think this paragraph sums it up nicely:
As a scientist and a former believer, I see this as bunk. Science and faith are fundamentally incompatible, and for precisely the same reason that irrationality and rationality are incompatible. They are different forms of inquiry, with only one, science, equipped to find real truth. And while they may have a dialogue, it’s not a constructive one. Science helps religion only by disproving its claims, while religion has nothing to add to science.
I’m reading: Jesus lied! He was only human by CJ Werleman at the moment. It’s bloody ludicrous that anything was built on the mismatched, contrived collection of rubbish that is the new testament, let alone a billion person religion. When science is applied to religion, disturbing things come to light. It’s just a crying shame so many people refuse to see what’s right there in front of them.
Perhaps I judge too easily, but seriously man, if you tell me you’ve read the Bible, I must assume you actually have.