13th January 2013

“It's impossible to argue against someone who stands on a position of faith, because by definition faith is impervious to logical argument.”

Anon.

9 Responses to “13th January 2013”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    This astute bit of reasoning by Mark Twain complements your anonymous quote pretty well:
    “Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

  2. Capt'Z Says:

    TM – HA!

  3. The Heretic Says:

    Agreed! On both quotes.

  4. Sam Says:

    A theist friend of mine said it best: “There is nothing you could ever do or say that would ever make me change my mind about my faith.” Translation: “My faith is disconnected from reality.”

  5. archaeopteryx Says:

    If you start from a false premise, you can construct all sorts of weird beliefs that seem logical. Nothing else is needed to explain the utter stupidity of religion.

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Looking back on a religious life, to the sum of it all. That must be a let down, that final moment as you feel yourself fading, the numbness, the death rattle. Somewhere in that must be a last frightened gasp as its realized this is it.

    For the atheist it is simply the end.

  7. The Heretic Says:

    Sounds like a long-deserved rest to me. Could you imagine having to listen to an eternity of harps? And probably not a beer to be found anywhere (or anything stronger.) Sounds like a version of hell to me.

  8. Kittie Says:

    They don’t think about it. All the christians I have asked – what will you be doing forever and ever… they all kind of look at you dumb-like… and you realize – they have never really thought about it. They don’t know…. and then I follow up with – so what is jesus going to do when he comes back… after sitting on his throne that is… I mean – that is going to get boring really fast don’t ya think? By this time they are blinking… and it dawns on them that I may not be what they thought I was… one of them…

    The one who stuck with me longest on a discussion just confirmed for me that they just define words differently – words like “logic” and “reason” so they actually don’t have to have logic or reason, but they demand the respect for their nutty ideas as if their definition of logic and reason are the same.

  9. Terence Meaden Says:

    Talking with christians I like reaching the point where I ask the question “what do you think you will be doing for the first billion years of eternity, and then the next billion . . . and the next? I know christians like you who do not even know what to do on a single wet Saturday afternoon.”