Hey guys. I’m sitting here in Santa Cruz getting ready to go debate Peter Payne on whether or not ethics requires a foundation in god. As always I’m putzing with my opening even up to the debate. Here’s a bit I added that made me smile:
It makes absolutely no sense to call a god who conceived of cancer and which commanded genocides “benevolent”, even if it is asserted that such a god also told us not to steal. If you redefine “benevolent” to include such a god, you have made the word all but meaningless.
I’m so tired. Two straight months on the road is more tiring than I ever would have imagined. Tomorrow I leave at 4:15am PST and arrive home at 11:38pm EST. I’ll finally get some rest. Don’t get me wrong: I love doing what I do and I wouldn’t trade it for the world…but I just want to sleep in my own bed.
And I want to spend some time reading and writing and my usual pace. May will be the time for that. Wish me luck!