Popping someone’s bubble of ignorance and forcing them to deal with reality.
And God said unto Abraham, “Abraham.”
And Abraham replied, “What.”
God said to John, “Come forth and receive eternal life.” But John came fifth and won a toaster.
And Judas approached the rabbis and Pharisees saying, “The one whom I kiss is the one you seek.”
To which they responded, “Gay.”
And thus, god made Eve. And she was bammin’ slammin’ bootylicious.
see you all in hell
About half way through “The Bonobo and the Atheist.” Chapter four (‘Is God Dead or in a Coma’) was pretty disappointing. It commented on a few aspect of new atheism, such as dogmatic atheists and being mean instead of argumentative. While I agree that these are issues that should be mentioned, the whole chapter was just ‘meh.’ Not very strong either way and it kind of unfairly summed up atheist thought. I guess the neutrality of de Waal should be expected, since he is Dutch after all (haha, world war two burn). Hope there’s more science in the next half, since I don’t think de Waal has anything particularly brilliant to say on religion or atheism. First three chapters were fairly interesting though!
I cry out to where I am in the music, to the room, to whomever
near, you, Are you God?
No, do you want me to be God?
Is there no Answer?
Must there always be an Answer? you reply,
and were it up to me to say Yes or No-
Thank God I am not God! Thank God I am not God!