Sunday, 20 September 2009

Origin of the Specious?

Once upon a time there was a little boy who did not believe in God. He grew up and became even more determined not to believe in God. So he ate some food. He did some poo. Had some sex. Paid some taxes. Died.

The End.

6 comments:

Francis said...

And because the little boy didn't believe in Him, God made his soul burn in the fires of hell for eternity.

Rita said...

Francis,
It is not for me to know the mind of God! God never interferes with our free-will and as a result of that so many condemn themselves to a utilitarian existence without any knowledge of the richness and sensuality that a relationship with God brings.

Athiesm is so seemingly plausible but so incredibly boring. That is my point.

Francis said...

Surely Christians can tell a lot about the mind of God from The Bible. For example, doesn't he tell us he's a jealous God? And the tenth plague of Egypt is very telling.

What do you find boring about atheism? Believing that this is it, there's no encore, no eternal life, enriches my life: makes it all the more exciting and valauble. I'm amazed at peopel who do tigns to 'kill time.' There's no time to kill!!

Besides, even if atehism is boring that wouldn't make it untrue.

Rita said...

Existentialist? Great. Love 'em.

Utilitarian? Pity wells in my heart, but I love em too.

At the end of the day, Francis, I simply don't believe in the god you don't believe in.

Does Athiesm involve a lifelong quest to advance in "athiestness", through pitfalls and heart wrangling agonies? Who welcomes you back when you have strayed down dark paths? Who offers a fatherly hug when all around seems like darkness and emptiness. Who never fails you? Who listens attentively to the cries of your heart?

Francis said...

'Who welcomes you back when you have strayed down dark paths? Who offers a fatherly hug when all around seems like darkness and emptiness. Who never fails you? Who listens attentively to the cries of your heart?'

Well, I am very lucky because I've never been in the situations you describe.

Jesus was, though, and even he ended up crying: 'My God, My God, Why have you foresaken me?'


I'm glad you don't believe in the god I don't believe in. Jesus' teachings seem pretty reasonable to me but the god of the old testament seems stark raving mad.Do you know there ia a law in Leviticus that says if a man has sex with an animal BOTH must be executed? I mean, do you really ant to spend eternity in the company of somebody who thinks like that?

For me'Atheism' isn't an 'ism' at all so there's no passage or journey attached to it as there is with a religious belief. I just don't find any reason to believe that there is a personal god, a soul, an afterlife etc.

However, I am not an evangleical atheist. Many people I care about are Christians and we get along fine...though I do tease from time to time.

Anonymous said...

Jesus was, though, and even he ended up crying: 'My God, My God, Why have you foresaken me?'


Yep, Jesus felt what it was like to be abandonded when he died. Jesus also suffered. That is one of the reasons why I'm a Christian. God suffered with us. We offer his suffering and our suffering together on the altar at Mass.

The punishment is extream in Leviticus, but I think it is coming from the idea that we are formed in God's image and some acts fundamentally offend that inheritance.

Just my two pence!