Despite the vast number of religions, nearly everyone in the world believes in the same things: the existence of a soul, an afterlife, miracles, and the divine creation of the universe. Recently psychologists doing research on the minds of infants have discovered two related facts that may account for this phenomenon. One: human beings come into the world with a predisposition to believe in supernatural phenomena. And two: this predisposition is an incidental by-product of cognitive functioning gone awry. Which leads to the question…
Believing there’s no God stops me from being solipsistic. I can read ideas from all different people from all different cultures. Without God, we can agree on reality, and I can keep learning where I’m wrong. We can all keep adjusting, so we can really communicate. I don’t travel in circles where people say, “I have faith, I believe this in my heart and nothing you can say or do can shake my faith.” That’s just a long-winded religious way to say, “shut up,” or another two words that the FCC likes less. But all obscenity is less insulting than, “How I was brought up and my imaginary friend means more to me than anything you can ever say or do.” So, believing there is no God lets me be proven wrong and that’s always fun. It means I’m learning something.
1. If reason exists then God exists.
2. Reason exists.
3. Therefore, God exists.
Continuing with the Jesus theme, you now have the opportunity of dressing him courtesy or “normal” Bob Smith. The fun never stops—and neither do the complaints. Also on the web today, it feels good to welcome back K10k, who have been off work with server death for what seems like an age.
Today, this site passed the two million hits mark. I would like to thank you all for stopping by, and a special thank you to all those who have taken the time to get in touch with me. If nothing else, I’ve made a lot of friends out of this project. I hope that you’ll keep stopping by, and I also hope that I keep finding the time to make the odd improvement here and there. You’ll hear it here first.