15th December 2011

“During my documentary on St Paul, some experts raised the possibility that his spectacular conversion on the road to Damascus might have been caused by an epileptic fit. It made me realise that I had taken things for granted that were taught to me as a child without subjecting them to any kind of analysis. When you think about it rationally, it does seem incredibly improbable that there is a God.”

Jonathan Edwards

4 Responses to “15th December 2011”

  1. Dan Says:

    No kidding.

  2. holysmokes Says:

    The REAL question is why do the majority of humans fail to use rational thought to investigae the notion of a God? Such a basic failure in common sense doesn’t bode well for the human race.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    There isn’t much that bodes well, of late.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    … he also stated in the same interview “I feel internally happier than at any time of my life.”

    That is the essential message of atheism I think “feeling happier”.

    Unbound by confusing dogma, limited freedom, and a bizarre competition to be a better religious person than the next person is simpler and as a result happier.

    I don’t think there is anything surprising in the fact that atheists aren’t involved in violent crimes like devoutly religious people or that very few incarcerated people are atheists.

    The freedom of atheism profoundly grounds a person in living and in life. There being no dependency on an after life, or impressing some all being unseen diety to get there, means you are left to your own devices.

    That alone is a far better perspective than one of insecure suck up to the variations presented by the clergy of the moment.

    Like Howard Roark I stand alone. I wouldn’t have it any other way.