Monday, April 11, 2005

God Did Not Save Terri Schiavo

Why didn't god save Terri Schiavo?

Why couldn't an angel come to the hospice and give Terri Schiavo a functioning brain?

Could it be due to the fact there is no such thing as a god or gods, angels, or in fact, anything at all supernatural?

When is the last time the world saw an objective demonstration of anything supernatural? Answer: never!

When something subjective happens, like one person lives through a car accident or a sick person gets well, the religious say god helped. But never in the history of the world has anything objective been seen to happen because of god. A person with scars will still have the scars tomorrow - god can't be troubled to magically make scars disappear. An objectively dead person will still be dead tomorrow - god can't be troubled to magically make a dead person come back to life. God never seems to do anything objectively obvious. If god exists, why does he need to play these little parlor tricks and pretend as if he doesn't exist?

Since "god" seems intent on keeping his existence a secret, how can anyone actually believe? No one really believes the ancient American Indian witchdoctor's rain dance actually had anthing to do with making rain. Most of the time when the witchdoctor would do his rain dance, it would not rain. So why would any Indians in the tribe believe the witchdoctor had magical power? What kind of answer can the christians come up with if someone asks them why they "know" their religion is true but they also know the Indian witchdoctor is false. Even the christians admit the impossibility of performing a test to see if their god actually exists. So why is christianity any different from any other cult or superstition? The truth is this: christianity is just a superstitious cult that happens to have a lot of followers. The only difference between christianity and other superstitious cults (astrology, crystal power, psychics, palm readers etc) is simply the quantity of believers.

4 Comments:

At 4/15/2005 07:17:00 AM, Blogger Brent Rasmussen said...

I think it's because all the angles were busy holding up bridges and walls that day. Heh.

(I do the same thing all the damn time. Dyslexics of the world UNTIE!)

 
At 4/24/2005 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thou Shalt Not Put The Lord Thy God To The Test.

 
At 4/24/2005 04:12:00 PM, Blogger David said...

How convenient for your mythology!

Does the bible also say that god will work in absolute secrecy never revealing his existence?

How do you know your religion is anymore true than all the other religious? You don't. You just believe because you want to. On top of that, if the christian bible is true, then the christian god is the ugliest most evil creature on earth. Have you actually read the bible? Can you tell me why the god portrayed in the bible deserves our worship other than the threat of horrible eternal torture? If the bible said there was no heaven or hell, would anyone want to worship the christian god? I think not.

 
At 4/24/2005 04:33:00 PM, Blogger David said...

If you're not supposed to test god, then why are christians always asking god to heal their sickness? Why ask god to help in America's fight against terrorism? Why ask for god's blessing before eating dinner with the family?

Oh, maybe it's okay to ask god to give you what you want but only if you ask in a non-objective way such that god can deliver without revealing his existence. You can ask for god to help you get over the flu but you can't ask for god to make a permanent scar disappear because a scar disappearing would be objective proof that your prayer was answered. It would be a no-no to ask god to make a scar go away because that's too objective.

The hypocrisy and blind ignorance of this defense is appalling. Christians want to play both sides of the fence. There is no objective proof that god exists or works miracles so christians invoke the phrase, "don't test god." On the other hand, christians want stuff so just in case there really is a god, christians pray asking god for the stuff they want.

If there is not one shred of objective evidence that a god exists, what is the probability that god exists versus the probability that religion is a superstition invented by men?

 

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