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In Defense of God
shywitch - 5-3-2008 at 12:30

An interesting article that some may be interested in reading...

"Atheist bestsellers have spurred on protectors of the faith"

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6536518.html


John_Little - 5-3-2008 at 13:02

I was trying to avoid this thread because I didn't feel it was aimed in my direction.

But I was staring at it on the activity page, waiting for some one to drop another hook with a worm on it when something occured to me.

Why would they feel the need to defend God? I dont think atheists actually ever go out of their way to attack God. Why would they? We just sort of get on with stuff.

I suppose we may, occassionally attack certain aspects of organised religion, but isn't that a fair cop?


janet - 5-3-2008 at 13:06

This is pretty much my point.

I don't particularly want atheists to continually tell me I'm wrong, so why would I do the same for them?


SRD - 5-3-2008 at 13:41

As John has said, atheists don't attack god, how can they? they don't think god exists.
My attacks are on religion, belief, the justifications of the faithful, the corruption of the young by the religious, the money making of the religious, the hypocrisy of the religious etc. etc.


LSemmens - 5-3-2008 at 14:54

Certainly interesting. The article appeared to be quite balanced in its treatment of the topic.


the bear - 5-3-2008 at 20:49

God being God does he need protecting?



Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 6-3-2008 at 11:54

Nio Bear, He doesn't need protecting. It would appear that the only people who wish to protect God, are the apologists. Those who wish to attack him, seem without number!


John_Little - 6-3-2008 at 11:58

Oh......I'm not sure that's fair. Who do you think attacks God then?


Redwolf5150 - 8-3-2008 at 21:50

(One of my favorite scenes from Star Trek V)

Kirk: What does God need with a starship?

McCoy: Jim, what are you doing?

Kirk: I'm asking a question.

"God": Who is this creature?

Kirk: Who am I? Don't you know? Aren't you God?

Sybok: He has his doubts.

"God": You doubt me?

Kirk: I seek proof.

McCoy: Jim! You don't ask the Almighty for his ID!

"God": Then here is the proof you seek.

[Hits Kirk with lightning]

Kirk: Why is God angry?

Sybok: Why? Why have you done this to my friend?

"God": He doubts me.

Spock: You have not answered his question. What does God need with a starship?

"God": [Hits Spock with lightning. Then addresses McCoy] Do you doubt me?

McCoy: I doubt any God who inflicts pain for his own pleasure.


John_Little - 8-3-2008 at 22:45

Gene was a genius.


LSemmens - 9-3-2008 at 11:39

I always liked the subtle humour in Star Trek. My favourite has always been Star Trek IV - The voyage home.