My quick answer to “How can you look around & see God’s canvass and think it didn’t come from someone intelligent” You know why I don’t think it came from something intelligent? Because everything in the world that has an explanation, has a natural explanation. Without exception. Every single thing that was previously a mystery is either STILL a mystery or is naturally explained. As I said - without exception. The god concept is nothing but a ‘god of the gaps’. The god idea fills in the gaps that people previously had in their understanding of their world, and the universe. We have learned that no longer need to do that. We can say ‘I don’t know, let’s try to find out’. We no longer need to insert ‘God did it’ as the answer. We’ve moved beyond that and are happy to keep looking for real answers, rather than making them up. We no longer need to attribute the unknown to ‘god’ because we know now we have a method of investigation that can lead us to demonstrable, and verifiable answers. People invented gods because they needed answers, but didn’t know how to find them. The need to insert ‘god’ into every gap in our knowledge is no longer there.
Post from @MrOzAtheist on Twitter (via Scope)
Nothing is more insulting than pressing the pedestrian crossing button after I’ve pressed it. You think I don’t know know how to press a button? You think I don’t know that you have to press the button to make the lights change? Do I look retarded to you? I clearly have a job. Don’t you think if I’m capable of holding down employment I might be capable of figuring out how traffic lights work? Or do you have magic that makes it change faster only if you press it? ARE YOU SPECIAL? CAN YOU NOT RELINQUISH CONTROL IN YOUR TERRIFYING LIFE FOR ONE SECOND TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FOR SOMETHING SO SIMPLE AS GETTING ACROSS THE ROAD? You shitty, sad little human.
I don’t appreciate mental health advice from a cushion.
I don’t usually like arguing. Mostly because it’s confrontational but also because I assume I don’t know enough about the subject to be right. I like arguing with Jure though because I know I can’t be as wrong as he is.