Re: Creationists
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 17:13:52 EDT

<<These may not be things you consider evil,
but I certainly consider any god that would sit by and permit such, to be
evil, ruthless, and sadistic.>>

Any God that prevents such actions only ensures that his creations exist in
the "My Little Pony" universe or something similar. You insist that you be
free to tread your own path, yet you castigate a God, who, by letting everyone
else do so as well, allows evil into the universe. If he's going to let you
live as you see fit, then he's going to have to do the same thing with
everyone else. Or do you, like the Rev. Robertson, insist that whatever God
does to "other people" is just fine, and what they deserve? He wants God is
going to iwipe out Orlando with a hurricane, you want God to limit my freedom
of action so that he can fit into your definition of what is acceptable.

Face it, all this talk of not beleiving in a God who allows "horrible
diseases, accidents and the like." is so much sophomoric posturing that
allows you to live in a solipsistic universe where only your actions have
meaning or impact. Everything that doesn't fit into your world view or your
morals is dismissed, allowing you to feel quite superior to a God whom you
assure yourself doesn't exist anyway. The nice thing about the "light of
reason" is that if you truly adhere to it, is that you can NEVER assure
yourself that anything is impossible. Anytime you do so you've exchange the
"cold light of reason" for the warm, blissful confines of ignorance.

Nature's id