Sometimes I see the most synchronously hilarious and depressing things on facebook. This was left on the facebook page of a friend of mine.
Apparently, debating something makes it true. I wonder if Christians arguing against a godless universe makes it true. That’s just a mystery. Can someone in the comments start an argument about whether or not Harry Potter is real? I totes want to see Hogwarts.
Anyway, dad jumped in and I soon followed.
So what was the response? Did the believer refute our implications that his comment was somewhat lacking in terms of compassion? Did he explain how debating the existence of Dr. Who didn’t mean Dr. Who existed, but it did mean god existed?
Of course not.
Ignore the arguments and just keep droning “The bible says it! I’m right!” In a one-on-one conversation with no accountability, this is frustrating.
So introduce accountability. Put this stuff online and force them to come up with better arguments or keep looking like rubes.
Here it is for all you Christians reading my blog. This guy has read the bible. He has tons of faith. It has not made him better, and that’s just the crux. People like this guy, who were raised in Christianity, seem to have an effortless bead on the most important truth (Jesus). Meanwhile, people like me (and 93% of the National Academy of Science), who see nothing but shit arguments coming from believers and who are explaining why we think those arguments are shit, are doomed.
If god exists, this is the world he created after fully taxing his unlimited wisdom.
On the other hand, if we had a whole bunch of people desperately trying to rationalize a silly belief, this is exactly the scenario in which we’d expect to find ourselves.