01 February 2015

Video of the day -- what if God really exists?


A dash of sanity and common sense from Stephen Fry.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Lady Freethinker said...

This is gold. I may need to post this video on my blog (with due credit/linkage to yours, of course!).

01 February, 2015 20:06  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I would be thankful for giving me a healthy body and happy family :)

01 February, 2015 23:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady F: Please do -- the more people who see it, the better.

Nancy: But not a word about those less lucky?

02 February, 2015 00:26  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

So here's what I get from my religious friends for an answer to what Stephen Fry said:

"We don't know why God does what he does. He has his reasons."

or

"God has a plan for us all."

I then say.

"But you believe we have free will. If God has a "plan" for us all, how do we exercise our free will?"

Answer: "You have to put your faith in God."

IOW, they have no answer, just more meaningless gobbledegook

02 February, 2015 07:39  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: "God has a plan for us all."

Apparently it's a plan that involves bone cancer and eyeball parasites. I guess we're violating God's will by developing technology to prevent those things.

The weird part is that they can't grasp the simple point that this would be an evil God, when they would have no trouble making the same judgment about a human ruler who did the same things.

"We don't know why Hitler does what he does. He has his reasons."

"Stalin has a plan for us all."

"You have to put your faith in Chairman Mao."

It's the same thing. It just makes the cravenness of evading recognition of evil more obvious.

Of course the real explanation is that life arose by morally-neutral natural selection and that the laws of nature are without moral content; good happens and horrors are averted only due to human action.

03 February, 2015 02:56  

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