8th January 2013

“God works in ways mysteriously similar to random probability.”

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6 Responses to “8th January 2013”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    God’s answer to any prayer: Yes, No, Wait.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    As does God’s plan bear strinking resemblence to whatever happens, happens.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    “Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it, religion has actually convinced people that there’s an INVISIBLE MAN…LIVING IN THE SKY…who watches every thing you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten special things that he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever ’til the end of time…but he loves you.”

    George Carlin, from “You Are All Diseased”

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    LOS ANGELES: More than 200 priests were accused of abuse stretching back decades and the church, its insurers and others paid more than $720 million to settle claims.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-church-files-20130108,0,3245707.story?track=lat-pick

    PHILADELPHIA: Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a former altar boy.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/trial-philly-clergy-abuse-case-18148503

    NEW HAMPSHIRE: The accusations were first levied by a man who said Ledoux had performed oral sex on him while he was a teenager in the 1980s. The alleged victim came forward in the 2000s, according to a complaint form filed with the Diocese of Manchester.
    http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2013/01/07/news_of_delaware_county/news/doc50eaec000328a729024007.txt

    AUSTRALIA: “We’ve had so many individual priests around this area, charged and convicted, but the police I think all credit to them for their tenacity for pursuing the people.”
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-05/police-praised-over-another-clergy-abuse-cover-up-arrest/4453558

    ST LOUIS: The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has announced a credible complaint of sexual abuse of a minor involving the late Father Walter G. Craig.Born in 1899,
    http://stlouisreview.com/article/2013-01-02/former-st-louis

    NEW MEXICO: Diocese of Gallup named in new clergy sex abuse lawsuit filed by Arizona man
    http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/60d1280ea5a8428c878a361d5a1e4b42/NM–Church-Abuse-Gallup

    PITTSBURGH: Sorensen set up his own pornography library with more than 100 CDs marked with stars and asterisks to highlight the contents, he said. He also had books that argue in favor of the sexual abuse of children, Haller said.
    http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3226452-74/sorensen-charges-attorney#ixzz2HOh85JtG

  5. Jeff Says:

    While the overwhelming odds are that Mr. Carlin and all of us are correct, there is still a small, random probability that God does exist, and an even smaller random probability that he gives a sh*t. Adding those probabilities together yields the answer that a lack of belief is a far more rational stand than belief.

  6. Capt'Z Says:

    That tiny window seems to be closing, Jeff. Back when a single planet was all we had to contend with, one could more plausibly make the special creation argument. Or at least be forgiven for doing so. Given that we think there may be 500 million planets in the ‘habitable zone’, in our galaxy alone, and that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe, it seems vanishingly unlikely that a god, could possibly care about little ‘ole us. The unfathomable size of it all and the fact that it all looks exactly as it would it it were created by natural processes is enough for me.

    I’d like to think that every time a new exo-planet is discovered, the Pope says “Well, fuck”.