June 26th, 2008


50 reasons (NOT) to believe in god

#10 Why do atheists shake their fists and spend so much time ranting and raving about something they don't believe in? If they are no more than a fizzled out battery at the end of the day, then why don't they spend their lives partying, or getting a hobby? Why don't they leave this 'God nonsense' alone?

Well, this really begs the question...

If you really believe in the eternal bliss of heaven, why don't you kill yourself?

I really feel like answering this with a string of rhetorical questions, like:

A 'fizzled out battery' is an interesting analogy, where did you come by it?

I don't particularly enjoy partying, why should I bother?

You don't think I only have bashing stupid theists as my hobby? Actually, I have several others, plus, I work three jobs... want one?

I can't recall ever shaking my fist.

Why do you think I rant about rave about 'god nonsense' except because you theists feel obliged to toss it in my face every moment of your miserable lives? If you cut it out and left me alone--and didn't constantly challenge me everytime some new theists finds out the "awful" truth--I wouldn't have to bother. I'd leave it to the philosophers. Instead, you feel obliged to convince me, as with this ridiculous and unsolicited list of "proofs"... and the illogical just cries out to be ripped about.

See, it's not the 'god nonsense' I rant about so much as the incredibily credulous, assinine and illogical arguments tossed at me like weapons. It's the logic that needs to be defended.

But, ya know, more than all that, whether I have a good reason or a bad reason for doing what you claim I do... how does that in any way bear on the existence of god? Even if I am being 'illogical' to your way of thinking, how is it that this constitutes a proof of god? I have to ask the same question I did yesterday: When did a question become a valid form of proof?

(I actually can anticipate the response, here, because I've heard it before, but I'm guessing its stated somewhere else on the list, so I'll save it until then.)