Thursday, March 15, 2012

Excuses, excuses

There's a global atheist convention happening in Melbourne this year (next month) the usual cast of speakers will be there; however to help promote lively debate the locals have had a bunch of bus banners done, they say "If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse" - unnecessary death, pain and suffering is certainly a problem for our theistic brothers and sisters to explain ("mystery" is always and conveniently their answer). As a famous comic once wise-cracked, if only God could spare some time from relentlessly and methodically killing millions of African children (and a few Afghan and Belgian ones this week) he might be able to provide a simple unequivocal and direct indication of his existence... we won't hold our breath..


Chairman Bill said...

I can recommend "A History of God" by Karen Armstrong. Excellent read - just finished it.

Steve Borthwick said...

Interesting CB, Karen Armstrong seems to have some very strange views about Islamic fundamentalism though, blaming Dawkins for it IIRC..