8th July 2011

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction.”

Richard Dawkins

16 Responses to “8th July 2011”

  1. solomon Says:

    No comment…

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    Good morning, solomon.

  3. solomon Says:

    Good morning to you too archaeopteryx.

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    Consistent with the existence of an all powerful, all knowing all evil creator who not only made for us a world of torment, disease, hunger and disaster but is sadistic enough to give us the free will to strive for and appreciate goodness so that we suffer even more in contrast.

  5. Dan Says:

    Appropriate quote. Why again would anyone wish to honor such a being, even if it was true that it existed?

  6. solomon Says:

    In that case its true that !!HELL!! is a justs place for atheists.

  7. CaptainZero Says:

    I guess Sol/Tech agrees with this one. I was thinking there was progress and then she had to screw it up by threatening us with HELL (Hell, I tell you!!!). Sigh. Unreachable but entertaining.

    The only hell I can conceive of exists in the brains of God’s slaves.

  8. archaeopteryx Says:

    solomon, what evidence have you for the existence of hell, let alone !!HELL!! ?

  9. Dan Says:

    @CaptainZero,
    I can conceive of a rather nice “hell.” Given the notion of fire and brimstone associated with hell, I picture Hawaii’s Mauna Loa as a pretty good candidate. I’d actually consider that a really interesting place to visit, so I guess you could say that I’m looking forward to going to !!HELL!! 🙂

  10. CaptainZero Says:

    There’s a bar in Santa Cruz called The Office. I think it’s time for a tiki bar called Hell. Then I could say “Be back in a couple hours, dear. I’m going to Hell (HELL, I tell you!!!) for a mai tai. MMM.

  11. R J Says:

    gee…………. i just dont know about the quote today…………..

    after all, Sol is pretty unpleasant…..

    and all he ever writes is fiction !!!!!!!!!

    happy weekend all !!

  12. solomon Says:

    archaeopteryx,

    Gaze at the Sun…
    That’s about !!HELL!!

  13. Jeff Says:

    “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Goethe

    Just a comment on Free Will, the joke that every sacred text makes of it, and the Sol tossing !!HELL!! at those who, by definition, neither believe in nor fear it. Sol, those of us who have been awakened find little but pity for your self-imposed enslaved condition.

  14. CaptainZero Says:

    Where is hell and how do you know, Sol?

  15. Atheist MC Says:

    hands up who believes in free will!

  16. Dan Says:

    Gaze at the Sun…
    That’s about !!HELL!!

    That proves it! Captain and I were right! The best way to go to hell is to go somewhere tropical – where the sun is hottest. I suppose drinking a mai tai would therefore be quite appropriate in hell (!!HELL!! I tell you!).

    haha