BETTER AND BETTER
(quoting in red)
In The God Delusion, author Richard Dawkins asks: “If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them, without having himself tortured and executed in payment … ?”
Yeah, right — as if even before The Creation the omniscient didn’t know how his infallible Creation (Mankind) would turn out (to be such a damned sinner*)? So in His Almighty omniscience God went ahead anyway … can His Godliness be compared to a boy breeding flies so that he can get his kicks pulling their wings off?
“When God created Adam and Eve, He made human beings who were not only dependent on Him for existence and life, but who He intended to enjoy a relationship with Him of sharing in His life and love.”
I’m afraid he has me there, there’s no way short of many thousands of words that I can address this point — other than by saying that I’m not s sure that I’d like to share the life and love of an omnipotent omniscient who (knowingly, note) goes right ahead and creates
(a) us, and
(or is it the other way ’round?).
Again the rational answer is:
- Great God Almighty
- is one almighty
- bloody sadist.
This God guy (no, not the writer of that blog I’m quoting—I mean the actual Spook in the sky) comes across as more a petulant damned mentally incompetent morally challenged inferiority-complexed idiot than anything else.
But still, we love Him, no?
* Infallible. Has to be … otherwise the Perfect Artificer created an imperfect product in full omniscient knowledge … again: we have a sadist.
I want to take The Spouse into town, and here I am fighting the dragons of superstitious nonsense. Blast these indoctrinated tiny little pea-brains and all who sail in them!
your quote, try this on for size—
“Sin involves nothing less than flagrant rebellion against the will of Almighty God. Sin cuts us off from the living God entirely. This is no trifling matter. God, as our Creator, would be perfectly righteous in sending every one of us to death for our sins. It is only by God’s grace that He doesn’t do so. In fact, the problem of our eternal, sinful separation was so bad, that God sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins on the cross (see also Dawkins’ dilemma: how God forgives sin).
—from CLICKETH HEREUNTO
—and I’m already late so shall leave the pleasure of cocking my leg against this guy’s kennel until I get home. Hell, I haven’t even finished reading his inspired verbiage yet … a pleasure I look forward to.
“ARGUS! Go get ’em, Tiger! Give ’em one for ME too!”
CUE: theme song from “Never Ending Story” …
CURRENTLY BLITZING …
(it’s inefficient, I know … but I blitz a book first to see if it’s worth reading; and what bits will be worth dwelling on when I get there) (then I read it “For effect”.)
So—the blitzer is from the library in town, and thus far it looks as if the keeper will eventually be from Amazon.
—is the beast in question. Pretty well unquestionable, which is a pity ‘cos I’d like to see some discussion. So far as I’ve got already Mr Dawkins (ever the gentleman) has been kind where I’d be outright
sarcastic evil. To each his own, he’s nice and I’m a fleabag but at least we’re philosophically in the same kennel (so to speak).
Strangely enough I was under the impression that Mr Dawkins had ‘popped his clogs’ and now knows the answers to all questions—but Wikipedia has set my mind at rest there; and we can look forward to more of his gentle but unarguable gems. (If it were me with his talents I’d go for the jugular …)
reproduced here in full—
“Live, and let live” … indeed; until your franchise starts taking profits away from mine — at which point you will be declared a damned Godless interloper out only for bucks and power.
I still think the laws should be amended such that anyone trying to sell this stuff should be compelled to demonstrate it. You know:
Put up — or shut up!
From: CLICK HERE
—and I throw it into the arena as a challenge: can any religionist please take it up? I think not. (Damn … I have all these loaves and fishes here just waiting to be turned into wine for the multitudes …)
… bugger … again, no takers. (Bloody wimps …)
FOR MISS GRETA
AND ALL WHO
sail her—so dry those tears, we have it in hand …
JUST WRAP YOUR MIND
around this one if you seek solace:
Hot or cold? It’s so hard to keep up with shifting targets. Anyway, this is given us by real Scientists (and they should know—they’re experts.)
I’m off now to flash up the barbecue and savage some sausages while trying desperately not to dread climate changes. (Dammit, I confuse easily—am I still to paint my roof white, or should it now be black?)
THIS COULD ACTUALLY AID THE WARMING ALARMISTS—
If they manage to get their hands on (meaning control over) the means of Production and Distribution. Which necessarily means soon, before the effects
of this unsung offering (above) kick in. Oh~?
If they leave it too late they won’t be able to claim the glory (for having averted the Warming Cataclysm). But if they can get control, do their thing, strut their stuff, and the inevitable cooling period arrives thereafter; who then gets the kudos, hmmm?
I remember many years ago a simile in a book—the witch doctor made the sun come out by putting on a yellow cloak just before the end of the monsoon.
Timing is everything, no?
SURE BEATS INTEGRITY …
AND HER ALARMIST POWER BASE
this simple question:
What colour is your roof?
Because … if it isn’t polished silver, or at least white—
—you are insincere. Actually, you would be a BS merchant out to profit from other peoples’ good faith, or their gullibility, or both … and quite two-faced.
So, Alarmists … don’t tell me, show me.
Lead by example—or quit your blasted squawking; shut up and sit down, crawl back under your rock and wait until some other sucker comes along.
when you can tell me how to save the planet from the ‘unprecedented’ swings in temperatures, in a manner that doesn’t involve killing off millions of innocents … I shall be all ears. (Mind you, a good brisk all-out nuclear war would indeed drop the temperatures a bit—once that ‘nuclear winter’ thing kicks in.)