This is one of the most unintelligently argued statements I have ever read reeking of deliberate misinformation, conflation of unrelated facts, logical fallacy and just pure sophistry.
I might also add the unintended hilarity of them putting “Atheist” dark ages on there because we all know who was responsible for the actual Dark Ages. Ha ha, joke’s on you, sucker….
Anyway, North Korea is not using science and reason to do anything. Quite the opposite. The North Korean regime uses jingoism, brainwashing and sequestration of their population from the outside world, as well as pure obedience to uniformity to achieve the totalitarian shit-hole they have created.
They don’t employ science and reason to do anything. The only science they use is how to make nukes. That is where it ends. They don’t engage in trade, they don’t exchange ideas and they can’t even feed their own population, which they could if they actually used science for any purpose other than making weapons of mass destruction.
Second, just like any other dictatorship, especially a Communist one, they have abandoned the church and religion in general because it is just another competing institution next to the Communist dictatorship they are running.
And this is where most people get it wrong when they pick some dictatorship such as Stalin’s Communist Russia or Hitler’s Nazi Germany – all of which admonished religion – to argue that atheism causes totalitarianism. What such arguments fail to understand is that totalitarian leaders don’t oppose religion and/or god on philosophical grounds, they only oppose them because they don’t want church leaders and Popes competing with the obedience to The Fuhrer or Supreme Leader that is running the country.
Ever note how the North Korean leader is equated to a god? With his picture hanging on everyone’s walls and even how and when the first one in the line was born is shrouded in some religious mystery? The Korean Central News Agency describes Kim Jong-un as “a great person born of heaven“, a propaganda term his father and grandfather had enjoyed as well. According to official biographers of the North Korean state, Kim Jong-un father’s birth at Baekdu Mountain was foretold by a swallow, and heralded by the appearance of a double rainbow across the sky over the mountain and a new star in the heavens. In reality, that murderous charlatan was born in the Soviet village of Vyatskoye without any rainbows and shit appearing.
As I have mentioned before, trying to have a constructive, intelligent and meaningful conversation with religious people is almost impossible because it is impossible to have a meaningful conversation with an entity that uses fiction such as the Bible, god and Jesus, as the “back up” and back bone of their arguments. However, it is not just that. When religious people do try to make an argument against atheists, for instance, without even employing the Bible and “god”, it still stinks because they cannot even do that right. Case in point, the pathetic attempt above trying to pass as truly intelligent thought when in reality it is just as coherent of a thought-process as their belief in a fictional entity.
I recommend whoever came up with this ridiculous dribble actually do their research and maybe try this thing called fact-based arguing and deductive reasoning, but I know I expect too much of entities that believe the earth is 6,000 years old.