Thursday, March 17, 2011

FacePalm of the Day - #68 - Debunking Christianity: Quote of the Day, by Russ

 John Loftus posted the following quote from one of his readers:

Simply being able to imagine something is no reason to think that it's possible for it to exist. All gods so far are imaginary. You are forced to agree with me that all gods are imaginary with you taking exception only for your particular incarnation of a Christian god. But, your god is no more real than Rama or Vishnu or Thor. Until it can be shown that a god, any god, can do something there is no reason to think it's even possible for one to exist. Until we can see a god acting on its own rather than being credited with things achieved by other means, we are fully justified in treating them like we treat trolls and flying dragons: they are the stuff of myth. Link
Russ appears to argue that God is imaginary unless you can prove God has acted. I can easily argue that God has intervened in my life  but people who don't realize or see what God has done in their own lives will not accept that. I could argue that Jesus - God incarnate - came to earth, died  for us, and rose again, but however people like Russ would deny that is true despite the evidence. So here is the reason for the  FacePalm, Russ ignores one very important point: IF there is no God who brought the universe into existence. We know for a fact that the universe had a beginning. We know it has an end. We know that the universe did not bring itself into existence. Nothing can bring itself into existence all by itself. I'd say bringing the universe into existence is a major and unmatchable feat and one not claimed by Buddhism, Rama, Vishnu, Thor, or anyone else.

Debunking Christianity: Quote of the Day, by Russ
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