Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Is God A Terrorist?

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?
-- Epicurus

A new danger emerged Tuesday: the floods uprooted land mines in Sri Lanka - a nation torn by a decades-old war with Tamil separatists in the north. The mines now threatened aid workers and survivors, UNICEF said.

Then there was a radio news broadcast on a Fox/Clearchannel station this morning that said that a lightning strike had knocked out the radio dispatch service of all of Los Angeles' police. You could still reach 911 but the dispatchers were having to call the cop cars by cell phones. Hmm. Can't find any mention of that on the web at all. Now either Fox/Clearchannel is just full of shit, which is highly likely, or someone told them to shut the fuck up since that's not something the police chief would like to have broadcast. In either case, it's just the kind of thing the terrorists would do if they could master lightning strikes... but only god can do that... right?

And then there's all those winter storms that forced all those thousands of travellers to miss jesus' birthday. Which probably means that if god is a terrorist, He is probably not the god we thought he was, not our god. Maybe all those muslims were right. Maybe their god is the Right God.

Back to Epicurus:

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.


Blogger dailyidiots said...

Check out The Marquis de Sade's "Philosophy in the Bedroom"....there's a bit there on god and religion...

January 07, 2005 11:03 AM  

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