Ah I'm so sorry I didn't reply to this earlier, I was off TSR for a while due to exams and I got quoted so many times that I must have missed this one out!
(Original post by Hypocrism)
1) Cherry picking. There are just as many inaccuracies in Sikhism as any other religion which searches its scripture to find anything that resembles scientific truth.
"You Yourself created the Earth and the two lamps: the Sun and the Moon" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 83).
The Moon doesn't give off light like a lamp or like the sun.
2) Also, many of your examples are clearly either ignorant of facts or interpreted to fit science, not the other way round.Example:
"“Many times has the creation been created and expanded.”
(Guru Granth Sahib, Page 276) "
Actually, this probably isn't true. The universe is almost certainly flat, meaning there is only ever a single big bang.
3) The shallow quotes you give still don't come close to the accuracy of science or the wonderful depth that we can see in our world. Sagan's quote stands, the religion you follow is very shallow in terms of awe and holds no real scientific relevance.
I'll reply to this soon, but right now I'm a little busy so it'll have to wait.
Your religion is a laughing stock, and so are you.
(Original post by Charzhino)
Most of Sikh descriptions of the universe are based on the Hindu scriptures centuries ago which go in more detail which is the case for most religions.
"I do not believe in the various religions nor do I follow Rama, the Puranas or the Qur'an. The Smrities, Shastras and Vedas all try to describe You (God), but I do not agree with any of them. Oh Great Wielder of the Sword (God), I have written this with your grace" - Guru Gobind Singh
(Benti Chaupai, Dasam Granth)
Last edited by SaintSoldier; 13-06-2012 at 19:28.