4th June 2009

“A good man's indifference is as good as any religion.”

Anton Chekhov1860 – 1904

3 Responses to “4th June 2009”

  1. Edgar Wing Says:

    Something to think about. Imagine someone made a deal with you that if you answered some difficult question correctly, your loved ones would be given anything they want for the rest of their lives; but if you were wrong, they would be tortured for the rest of their lives. And let’s say you really really believed each consequence would be carried out depending on your answer. And let’s say you had a whole year to find out the answer. Don’t you think you’d spend a little more time and consult more reliable sources trying to get the correct answer to this question than the vast majority of people spend deciding on the truth value of their religious beliefs? So what’s up with that? It seems as though even so-called believers don’t really take their religious beliefs all that seriously. Rather, it seems, they believe what feels good or right or whatever BECAUSE it feels good or right or whatever, not because they believe it’s really really true.

  2. chris Says:

    Edgar – great post!

  3. holysmokes Says:

    I think you are right Edgar, but I think the reason most believers don’t bother looking harder at the question is, because they figure that if others much sharper and smarter then themselves believe, then they should too. You know, …the herd mentality.