Re: Why atheism beats agnosticism (Was: Re: Contacting God)

ChuckKuecker (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 20:12:04 -0500 (CDT)

At 14:04 4/23/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Apr 23, 5:05am, ChuckKuecker wrote:
>> That is one of the views I have held for quite a long time. The Christian
>> Old Testament god is a particularly nasty critter..if this is the way things
>> actually run, I will be quite happy to take my rightful place in Hell.
>Fact check: the Old Testament god is Judaic, not Christian, and Hell is not an
>Old Testament concept.

Yes, but many Christian fundies seem to think THEY created it...

>An interesting afterlife is not a Judaic concept, unless you go to the
>mystics. However nasty the behavior of Jehovah he at least inflicted his idea
>of justice in the real world. Adam and Eve weren't sent to hell when they
>died, but sentenced to labor and death in this world (along with their
>children.) The snake got to crawl. When the Jews ticked off God he went
>ahead and killed them, or let them be enslaved. When he was happy he let them
>genocide the natives.
>The Jews did have 'sheol', which as far as I know was similar to the default
>Greek afterlife. Real dull. "We have a soul, but there's not much point to
>At any rate, I share Max's view. I am not a theist, therefore 'a-theist' is
>a perfectly appropriate label.
>> If there are gods or a God, I have a hard time seeing any reason why this
>> being would have any particular interest in the goings-on of Terrans or any
>> other lifeform, except as far as these beings could evolve to a level
>> capable of providing stimulating conversation or competition...

On the level of fish in an aquarium, I guess! That would explain the lack of
'petting'...and perhaps we should be grateful for that?

Chuck Kuecker