To thine own self be true

The Universe and your place in it

Posted by Polonius on 7 June, 2010

From the evidence, it’s apparent that our universe emerged from a big
bang some billions of years ago. If you choose to believe that that
big bang was initiated by a sentient creator, you’re perfectly free to
do so.

If you believe the creator has intervened in any way since the Big
Bang, you should acknowledge that the only evidence to support that
hypothesis is hearsay from interested sources.

If you believe the creator looked remotely human, you’re ignoring the
fact that human appearance is the product of evolution.

If you believe the Universe was created to give Man a place to live,
that’s hubris on a cosmic scale.

If you believe an omniscient creator made the Universe to see what we
would do, that’s Orwellian doublethink.

If you believe the creator, in his omniscience, could see the
consequences of his actions, yet you describe him as ‘loving’, you are
either insane or stupid.


2 Responses to “The Universe and your place in it”

  1. The Judderman said

    Great series of points. It kind of reminds me of Epicurus’s classic athiest logic sequence:

    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?

    Sorry if I’m repeating something from elsewhere on the site; I’m new but it looks like I’ll be returning. 🙂

    • Polonius said

      Thanks for dropping by, and for the Epicurus quote – I’m sure I’ve heard it before, but I couldn’t have told you the source.

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