Archive for June, 2016

“God” is…

June 10, 2016

To Christians (and possibly some other people) “God” is an imagined consciousness which can experience all things everywhere at all times, and which has absolute power over all those things and events, and the spacetime in which they exist.

Who to feel smugly superior to?

June 6, 2016

Some people were debating the Garden of Eden story, and whether it was evil for God to punish Adam and Eve for disobeying God when it wasn’t possible for them to understand “wrong” until after they did it, since the fruit they ate gave them the “knowledge of good and evil” which they lacked before. Obviously, without it, there is no way they could have known that to disobey was “wrong”. It’s a fatal flaw in the story.

But, as long as you don’t take it seriously, as though it’s reality, it isn’t a problem.

I pointed out that the debate was what happens when people believe fairy tales.

So, of course, one of the religious commenters asked “…without theists, who would you have to feel smugly superior to?

Wow, what an easy question to answer! Here’s a short list:

Flat Earthers.
Those who try to justify theft and aggression.
People who believe in homeopathy.
Those who pledge allegiance to a flag and believe government militaries are “fighting for our freedom”.
People who believe in astrology.
Voters.
People who believe Bernie Sanders knows what he’s talking about.
And probably a lot more.

They really need to think it through before they ask such a simple question.