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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
I’ve also seen a variation on the argument where the christian says that we have dominion over the earth via god’s plan so anything we’re doing by our dominion is a-ok and who are you to question god’s delegation of authority anyway?
I’ve heard that too lol
Any Christian who translates the idea of “Dominion” as anything less than good stewardship is, in my opinion, an idiot.
Well, there’s no doubt that Christianity fosters idiocy.
Former Senator Santorum and current Senator Inhofe were two that I’ve seen do it. It’s not hard to find Christians who weren’t all that happy about their use of scripture either.
The idiots with authority or soapboxes or who are encouraged to vote by authority figures are largely in control.
If a divine being can have It’s plans annihilated by some relatively stupid shaved monkeys, what does that say about that divine being? The whole perfection incarnate thing doesn’t seem nearly as accurate.
If anything, Christians should claim that Global Warming is part of God’s divine plan. That way they could just call it a second great flood. It might also have the side effect of all the atheists I know questioning if and how something like that could be possible. Maybe we could get some actual research on the subject one way or the other, then.
Except their bible specificaly states god promised he would never send another great flood, and their god never lies. (Except when he does.)
He said he wouldn’t SEND one. Said nothing about just letting the icecaps melt and releasing one already here. Gotta read the fine print with that guy, slipperier than a snake oil salesman.
Imperfect creations reflect an imperfect creator.
P.S. what makes you think the original sin wasn’t against God’s plans?
“…God would never allow people to mess up his perfect creation”
The author of the cartoon may not have read the Bible.
His preferred remedy involves rising sea levels…
Speaking of plans, I have to laugh when people insist “God’s Laws” are higher than anything when people break them all the time, yet you could never actually break the laws of the universe.
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