13th March 2013

“If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people.”

Dr. Gregory House (fictional character)

4 Responses to “13th March 2013”

  1. Panzerbjørn Says:

    Sadly only too true…

  2. Dan Says:

    Definitely one of my favorite TV series.

    In my opinion, the best episodes for showcasing the atheistic worldview are “Three Stories” (season 1, episode 21), and “One Day, One Room” (season 3, episode 12). Especially the former, where towards the end of the episode Dr House explains why he finds it more comforting to believe that “this” is it, and when you die there is no afterlife. It resonated very strongly with me.

    And then there are a bunch of episodes that tackle the faults in the theistic worldview. But these are less interesting to me for the same reason that I find it boring to see the Loch Ness Monster legend being debunked – there’s no reason to waste time talking about whether or not utter nonsense is believable.

  3. Jeff Says:

    I actually found the end of the show most interesting:

    House, out of work and in disgrace for doing his job exactly as he felt obligated to do it, riding off into the sunset with his dying friend who is determined to live his last days to their fullest, taking the twisty roads because they were so much more interesting than the interstate.

    That’s what our theist fellows fail to see: the comfort in the acceptance of what is, rather than the wishing for what cannot be.

  4. Dan Says:

    Jeff,
    Yes, another good episode. And the episodes leading up to it.