4th January 2012

“To my mind, it is a simple matter of deductive logic that there is no such omnipotent being as God, least of all the petulant sadist worshipped by those of my former faith from which I now seek final and public excommunication.”

Jim Gardner

3 Responses to “4th January 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I find that all people, everywhere, who take the moment or two necessary to address the question of god’s existence arrive at the same conclusion. It is obvious.

    Unfortunately, for the forward advance of humankind, most people never take the moment to consider the question.

    If there were some sort of grand communal regret for this thought/thinking inaction religion would cease to exist.

  2. electrabotanical Says:

    Makes excommunication sound fun, doesn’t it?

  3. Data Says:

    To summarize the quote: the idea that there is a god makes no sense. Why should there be a god? I think that there are many people who know that, logically, but are “religious” anyway. It’s the emotional comfort (of an afterlife/benevolent being) and the social acceptance of religion (think of the connotations of the word “atheist”) that they can’t let go of, and therefore they doublethink themselves into belief.