"I don't think we still need God or religion. Science can already explain everything."
It was the remark of one of the captains I've been with on my second vessel. Even though most of the crew were celebrating Christmas downstairs, he chose to stay on the bridge to be on the watch. I was also the watchman during that time, so after eating to my heart's content, I went to the bridge to resume with my duties. Little did I know that I will have a conversation with our captain that will cover things such as beliefs and ideologies.
He is an atheist. He told me that he would choose not to celebrate Christmas on board if not for the sake of respecting the beliefs of other crew members. He said that science paved way for people to be free of the clutches of myths that hindered advancement. I listened to him as he enumerated how science overtook religion from one way to another. I want to argue with him, but given my position on board, I just listened and tried to understand his point of view.