John K Clark (
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 20:44:23 -0700 (PDT)


"Verdop" <> Wrote: On Sun, 21 Jun 1998 Wrote:

>Religion is connected with believe not with explanations. Either you
>can believe, or you can`t.

I understand that, what I don't understand is why believing in something when
there is no good reason for doing so is supposed to be virtuous.

>There won`t ever be an explanation in a real religion.

True, and that's exactly why religion is garbage.

>Why should God create a perfectly suited world for humans?

If God is a sadist then you're correct, there is no reason to expect him to
treat us with kindness.

>If there`re no problems and obstacles there can`t be any evolution.

So what? Evolution is a horribly cruel process, God is omnipotent so He
should not need it to create us, unless He just likes to see us suffer.

>The way you express your explanation implies that you don`t believe
>in the freedom of spirit.

I don't know if I believe in that or not because I don't know what
"freedom of spirit" means.

>It`s a matter of opinion if something is good or not.

Then God and religion have nothing to say about morality, we already know
they have nothing intelligent to say about the physical world so the only
conclusion to draw is that the millions of words written by the pious are
utterly vacuous.

>If you think like this, you`ll never be religious.

Thanks, I hope you're right.

On a completely different matter, on Friday morning at 7 am EST Showtime will
run a movie about the life of Richard Feynman called "Infinity". I thought it
was excellent but it's hard to find, I can't imagine why it didn't make a
bigger splash when it was in the theaters 2 years ago, I couldn't even rent
it on video tape. I liked The Truman Show but this is better.

John K Clark

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