And Immanuel Kant was a christian. And so was Isaac Newton. But then again those aren't great thinkers right?
Let me give you a massive benefit of the doubt. I will assume EVERY great scientist was a Christian/Theist - every single one of them.
Are you really going presumptuous enough to say that it means either;
a) Christian teaching/belief in God is what made them great scientists - like reading a 2,000 year old book or believing in something totally unrelated is going to increase their intelligence.
b) It verifies the teaching of Christianity/Theism. As if the the personal unproven beliefs of a person who is an expert in a completely unrelated field are automatically true - so much so, that according to your implication, people should unquestionably follow said beliefs.
People need to realise that the likes of Newton, Kant and Einistein were great, and Hitler was the polar opposite, because that is what they are as individuals. What caused them this greatness or infamy is whatmade them who they are - apotentially infinite number of factors. It is quite ridiculous how so many people continue to use such pointless arguements.
Also, none of the people you metioned happen to be religious philosophers or theologian, nor did any present any compelling theories using their seperate fields in sciencetoprove the existance of God. So why should anyone give a f*ck about their religion?
I really want to read Lightning Strike's titanic response, but I genuinely do not have the time. Could someone, preferably Lightning Strike himself, précis it for me?
I think those post were meant to be a joke - he copy and pasted other arguements and letters written regarding the subject, replacing some of the names and other details.
I think you have to at least just read the introduction and various other bits in the long text (like what I did) to realise just how funny what he did is.