Vern's Verbal Vibe

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better.

November 01, 2011

Ehh ... What's Up, God?

I saw a guy today wearing one of those "Atheist Bus" T-shirts—you know, the ones that tell us we can stop worrying and enjoy our lives because "there's probably no God."

What's curious about this is the assumption that fretting and misery are inevitable responses to the existence of God. Of course, such a notion stems from the atheistic conception of the God they imagine we gullible spiritual types believe in: a vindictive, capricious son of a bitch ready to flog at the slightest misdeed.

Fortunately, the God of atheist critique is a caricature, bearing as much resemblance to the real thing as Bugs Bunny does to a rabbit.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Ralph Smith said...

O vile caricature of atheism! :D

Just spent six months on the subject. Like anything else interpretations vary (my own view needed a lot of correcting). From the late Christopher Hitchens:

"I would not find trustworthy somebody who professed themselves to be indifferent to the extent of saying that they'd never had a spiritual or an ecstatic moment."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr1FVEhd_Ng

I suggest a thorough review of the evidence for and against (no surprise there?). :D

Long time no connect. Hope all is well. :)

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