My position is that while the is no evidence for the existence of the supernatural, e.g., “God the Creator of the Universe,” it is also logically impossible for the universe to have had a cause (since such a cause would necessarily be non-existent, i.e., not part of the universe).
Notice that I don’t have to prove that God doesn’t exist — and it is unreasonable to ask for any such proof of a negative. It is sufficient reason not to believe in God that there is no evidence or logic to support such a belief — besides which the whole notion of a supernatural cause of the universe is self-contradictory nonsense.
Many, many, people believe in God. Notice how that doesn’t prove anything.
Some people don’t believe in God. Notice how that doesn’t prove anything about God.
Indeed, there is nothing to prove anything about God. Only blind faith can support belief in God. So those who don’t indulge in blind, i.e., religious, faith aren’t likely to believe in God.
And fortunately, it takes zero faith to grasp the existence of nature — and to deal with it.
Consider what C.S. Lewis said: “If there was a controlling power outside the universe, it could not show itself to us as one of the facts inside the universe — no more than the architect of a house could actually be a wall or staircase or fireplace in that house. The only way in which we could expect it to show itself would be inside ourselves as an influence or a command trying to get us to behave in a certain way. And that is just what we do find inside ourselves. Surely this ought to arouse our suspicions? ”
What is really suspect in this case is the confusion of imagination with reality. The process by which people feel that “God shows himself inside ourselves” simply means that God is an imaginary character — one not to be taken literally.
Obama has devolved from “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help,” to “I’m from the government, and I can do whatever the hell I want!”
“Gold is the symbol of remaining pure and true.” Harry Binswanger
An armed populace will not save America from dictatorship — and neither will private phones calls the government doesn’t listen to.
Could Pol Pot be Obama’s hero and inspiration?
We should change the name of “Obamacare” to “Obamaterminator.” He has drones to get rid of people overseas; he has Obamacare to get rid of people at home.
It is worth noting that the Obama administration is the most transparently dishonest administration in history. And the most thoroughly corrupt.
Now that we are going to have Bush’s fourth term, we are going to need to come to terms with how incredibly bad the Bush-Obama Presidency really is. While in the process of killing the American economy, Bush let Iran off the hook for attacking us, and now Obama is going to give Iran nuclear weapons to attack us with.
Obama has pushed the economy down so far, that an enormous boom is ready to happen for Romney.
Except that Obama has taken out some insurance against an American recovery: he is trying like crazy to get Iran some nuclear weapons to use against us (and funding the Chinese military as a backup)! How crazy is that??