14th December 2013

“If you're ever in a tragic accident, and you survive while others are seriously harmed, don't claim it's because you're special and a divine being thinks you are more special than the others. Because you aren't, and because I'll think you're an insensitive moron if you do.”

P. Z. Myers

2 Responses to “14th December 2013”

  1. R J Says:

    who gives a big damn what ” p z meyers ” thinks ?????

  2. Dan Says:

    I don’t. But the rest of the quote is pretty much spot on.

    Another way of putting it is, if you’re told that you have terminal cancer, visit a priest or monastary, and then your cancer spontaneously goes into remission. But of the 1,000 others in the same or nearly the same situation who prayed, were good religious devotees, >95% died as expected. That’s not proof of God or that you’re special or destined for some other purpose. You just got lucky, and in claiming special status, you’re showing yourself to be an ass.