25th October 2010

“On the eighth day man created God.”

Nathan Wrigley

10 Responses to “25th October 2010”

  1. Eric Says:

    I don’t know, this just seems like a trivial non-statement.

  2. Atheist MC Says:


  3. CaptainZero Says:

    Trivial but true, right? We’ve been creating gods since we first had the capacity to worry over death and notice that certain constellations portend the changing of the seasons. Every people in every place has had a belief in supernatural agency and has crafted religious practices to curry favor with the unseen divines.

    What’s funny to me is that we can see the mythologies of all these ancient peoples and understand why they thought there was, say, a thunder god, but a big majority of us won’t extend this understanding to THEIR brand of myth. It like knowing how one magician does a particular trick and then refusing to believe another magician doing the same damn trick isn’t using actual magic.

  4. PEB Says:

    The quote is neither witty or funny.
    The earth is around 4.5 billion years old and man has been around for about 4-6 million years (depending on what you consider ‘man’ to be). I’d guess a god or more likely gods of some description were invented around this time.
    It has been proven without a doubt that the earth was not created in 7 days and that humans did not just ‘poof’ into existence. To argue otherwise is lunacy.

  5. Eric Says:

    Ahh humanity,

    Creating and destroying gods since…um…a while.

  6. Jordan Says:

    PEB, really?!?!?!?! Did you miss the whole point of this quote. I think most atheists know the the earth was not created in seven days, the quote is simply making light of how ridiculous the Fundamentalist creation story is. Everyone knows religion was not created after 8 days as well. Unless you are being completely sarcastic please punch your self in the face.

  7. PEB Says:

    I think ALL atheists know the world wasn’t created in 7 days. I get the quote as lame as it is. Just trying to spark a creationist debate on an otherwise slow day.

  8. teddy.......... Says:

    ERIC……. your’re on the right track…just expand it a little……

    creating not just gods……..but SINS……and MORALS………..and
    ETHICS !!!!!!!

    isnt that nice ??? isnt man just a SWELL life-form ???

  9. Devout Atheist Says:

    On the ninth day man killed his neighbor because he didn’t believe in God”

  10. GreatEighthSin Says:

    Hmm.. Could have sworn it was the first day…

    It doesn’t take long to realize where man created Gods. As zero pointed out, there have been Gods of thunder, Gods of fire, Gods of the seasons, Gods of the sky, and even Gods of the fiery depths of the earth. If you can name something that exists in nature or in the human psyche, a God has been labeled there. It doesn’t take long to realize that science has shredded each of these ideologies. We know why thunder, fire, and the seasons exist. The sky is a natural beauty and sometimes doesn’t look real. Also, the burbling of magma from the center of the earth to the surface would clearly explain where the fantasy of Hell came from.

    Will the religious stop and think that way? Nope. Apparently humanity doesn’t have an imagination to them, and no human being could possibly lie to grant attention and power to themselves from anyone who’d believe them.