Yesterday, we went out looking at Halloween costumes. I’m going to be a Pirate of the Caribbean and my lady is going to be a Firefighter.
I originally tried on an Aladdin outfit that looked ridiculous. It looked like a mutilated version of a spacesuit, but we had fun looking around and trying to figure out what costume to buy.
I had to buy something ‘family friendly’ since I’ll be wearing mine at a variety of Halloween parties that clients want to attend and so forth.
Anyhow, I was skimming around WordPress this morning while sipping my coffee, and ran across two posts I wanted to address.
The first one is titled, Defenses of Atheism, and this is what it says:
What about the uncaused cause? God would have to follow the same rule you have put up for existence. What caused God, and what caused the God that caused God etc.
You would have to unpack what you mean by ‘spiritual’. We can explain many spiritual experiences using science, depending on what you’re talking about.
Finally, science is closing in on a theory of consciousness. Follow the link if you’re really interested in an answer, rather than just baiting atheists.
Also, I trust that science is a better method of coming to a correct answer than I am the idea that people a few thousand years ago knew the answer because a magical being told them so.
All of these questions are a sort of god of the gaps arguments. Just because you don’t know something doesn’t mean a supernatural god is the answer.
The next post is titled, The Unbelievers. I found it fairly amusing.
Yes. Solitude is a believers best friend. That’s why they’ve built millions of churches and gather every week.
I think it more likely believers are ‘stronger’ in groups because they can go to church and partake in some confirmation bias, and reinforce their initial indoctrination.
Against whom do you wage war, you lunatics? Is it against the One who kindles suns with His thought, and goads His flocks of suns and stars with His staff?
Do you not understand that atheists don’t believe in this superhero god? Of course they don’t wage war on it.
What some of them take exception to is the ideology that makes up your religion and how it’s often used to justify cruelty and authoritarian principles.
Indeed, He created your vocal cords in your throat, and expanded your lungs beneath these cords, and cut open your mouth and attached your tongue to your mouth.
Damn. Here I thought my mom and dad got together and…well…I’m sure you get the picture.
Like a child, He is powerless to do evil. He does not return evil for evil, for He is destitute when it comes to evil. Instead He merely gathers His good gifts and walks off with them, away from the one who gnashes his teeth at Him.
Isn’t that a form of evil?
I’ll leave this quote here because I feel as though if this being existed, it would apply to it as well as us.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I have told my people—remember: such is the victory of the Life-Giver, and such is the defeat of the Godless.
But not the defeat of…the Godless Cranium. 🙂