If Your Argument Can't Beat Homer Simpson, It Probably Sucks

This will make Greta happy.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • baal

    My hat’s off to Homer. That’s also a great explanation for why various Gods (YHWH, OT God etc)are such angry mofos. We’re all doing it wrong.

  • http://eternalbookshelf.wordpress.com Ani Sharmin

    Love it. And Greta’s writing on why Pascal’s Wager Sucks is great.

  • carlie

    That has always been one of my favorite Homerisms. Nice to see it in visual form!

  • http://faehnri.ch/ faehnrich

    Is this from LOL God?

    I really like your point (pretty sure it was from this site) that Pascal’s Wager isn’t an argument, it doesn’t show that believing is any more true. It’s just a reaction to a possible threat.

  • http://en.gravatar.com/mrupright Mr. Upright

    Recently, when someone threw Pascal’s wager at me, I told him about the god who who hates people who believe in Pascal’s wager. It doesn’t care whether you believe it exists, so we atheists are off the hook. The only people it will punish (and punish infinity+1 at that) are those who think base their belief or encourage others to base belief on such bad philosophy.

    He was not amused.

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  • The Lorax

    Saying that you believe in god when you don’t because you’re gambling on the side of caution is, I’m pretty sure, against a couple rules in the bible. So that’s my defense against Pascal’s Wager.

  • vanceshaw

    In fairness to Pascal, it is unlikely that he or the culture in which he moved considered the idea of another legitimate contender to the office of “God” to be other than the Christian one. It would be assumed a priori that the god of Islam or the one of Judaism to be false (or in the case of Judaism, to have withdrawn His favor). Matching Pascal’s wager with modern thought, while amusing and informative, should also be seen in the light of its own time, so as not to read more into it than would have been intended.