…and the Lord said FTW! March 15, 2011Posted by thegodless in Uncategorized.
“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature” – Frank Lloyd Wright
If I were to say to you that God told me that he allowed a particular tragedy to take place in order to teach us a lesson, how could anyone dispute or disprove that this had occurred? It’s easy to dismiss widely agreed upon crazies like the tragedy leeching Westboro nuts, for even the least rational amongst us can see that they are fucking insane, but what makes them any different from Glen Beck, Pat Robertson, or the preacher down the road? They all claim to know the mind of a being that they would likely argue is too complex for man to know. They all like to use the alleged opinions of this being as a way to progress their own opinions. Is there not the slightest chance they can all be frauds?
There are so many logical problems with messengers of God that I don’t even know where to begin. I could always start with the fact that God always sends messages well after his actions have taken place. What are we infant-like humans to learn from, when we get punished before we even know what we did wrong? I don’t know about you, but I thought that good parents know not to whip their kids without first explaining to them why it was that they were getting whipped. Looking past God’s poor parenting skills, we then see a problem with conflicting interpretations on God’s messages. What if Glen Beck says a horrible event took place because of homosexuality and Pat Robertson then says it actually happened because of abortion? Ugh! I won’t even get into resolving different messages from opposing gods.
It’s obvious that, for a person to say, with any level of certainty that God is sending messages through various environmental and human disasters, it is to speak in complete nonsense. Even if the mind of such a complex being could be known, how can anyone ever verify that this being had spoken and relayed an intention to someone like Pat Robertson? There is no way to tell if Mr. Robertson is telling the truth or lying. How is it that us lowly humans have figured out a better way of disseminating the truth than all knowing gods? Why would the most intelligent being known continue to rely upon such faulty techniques like heresay?
“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion” – Robert Pirsig