Unless god is evil…
I woke to an email from my beloved mother today, a long forward, about the greatness and successes of generations passed, with a final quote allegedly by Jay Leno about taking god out of the pledge of allegiance. I think it is a good idea. The pledge was only added in 1954, so most of the success listed happened before it was added, therefore it appears to have had no real benefit. And, doesn’t the fact of all these natural evils: hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another along with the threat of swine flu all killing many innocent people; and terrorist attacks inspired by Abraham’s god; give good enough reason to doubt this bronze-age tribal sky daddy even exists?
Hundreds of years before Christ is said to have walked the earth Epicurus asked:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
It is not that I prefer to think god doesn’t watch over us (actually a horrible thought in itself) but there is no evidence for that hypothesis and a striking amount of evidence to suggest that it is untrue…unless god is evil.
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