Friday, December 14, 2007

A strong argument for atheism:

Triticale, beloved around the blogosphere, is losing a fight with cancer.

Terry Pratchett, beloved by readers around the world, has just been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.

Meanwhile, Fidel Castro still isn't dead.



brbiswrite said...

Does "A strong arguement for atheism" mean that there is no justice in the world, or that a god would provide justice or what seems right to us?

Many of us need to reread Job. I think it applies to atheists and diety believers alike.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


Yeah, "there's just us." And we're stuck with making the best of it.
Doesn't mean we have to like the situation, though.

Anonymous said...

"Diety believers"--that's like Huckabee, right?

Ecclesiastes, old man. Doesn't leave such a taste in the mouth.

phlegmfatale said...

Aw, crap.

Jenny said...

"Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us, come because actually deserve them?"

not all good philosophical lines are millenea old.

Anonymous said...

I remember way back when, back when I was an ethical phone phreak, I use to call the dial-an-atheist hotline.

There was a different message every week, but it was always the same script: "This bad thing happened and that bad thing still exists and therefore there's not a chance in hell that there's a big guy in the sky looking out for you, so stop believing, kthnxbye"

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