On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Atheism is wish fulfillment. > To some extent that is true. Imagine for a moment what it would be like if a Christian God did exist, it would be far worse than living in North Korea! Here we have an all powerful demon addicted to flattery who can read your every thought and will torture you, not for a long time, but for ETERNITY if you take even one small step out of line or break just one of his many many rules, and they include thought crimes. To make matters worse you're not even sure exactly what all His rules are, the "experts" violently (and I do mean violently) disagree, so you never know if you're going to be tortured or how to avoid it. This seems pretty depressing to me and not at all moral. I'll take an indifferent universe over a sadistic one any day. I call your attention to a quotation from Charles Darwin, a better man by far than the son of God even if you ignore his enormous scientific ability. I would certainly much rather have Darwin as my next door neighbor than a vindictive pompous ass like Jesus Christ. In spite of the objections of his very religious but loving wife, he wrote this in his 1876 autobiography : "Disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate but at last was complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine." John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.