The Euthyphro DilemmaJake Farr-Wharton 8 comments
I take you to a recent accident in Ukraine. A bus waited for the train to approach and then started to cross the railway. All signals were working and the weather was fine. The result was 43 dead including a 7 year old boy.
This video is disturbing as you can see dead bodies lying along the railway line. A nearby Christian Church, which you can actually see if you contnue to watch the video, attepted to put this tragic accident into the context of God’s greater plan.
This disturbed me greatly, but they’re not the first ones to do it. Jerry Fallwell and Pat Robertson claimed that 9/11 occurred because God was anrgy due to America’s tollerance of homosexuality and abortions.
But why would a benevolent god do such a thing? Why would it commit such a travesty?
The answer is clear; God is a sadomasochist with a serious blood fetish.
Unfortunately for us, however, as time goes on, his thirst for blood and guts has become more and more intrusive. Back in the old days, God would just get his chosen people to lob off their foreskin, and he'd smite the occasional rogue nation who was controlling land he'd ordained for his chosen, foreskin-less people.
Nowadays though, god's thirst for gore, blood, giblets and violation of children by priests/pastors has grown to biblical proportions... Old Testament biblical proportions!
We must excise the profuse and malignant sludge that is god. We must treat the very notion of god with contempt. This imaginary, yet tangibly incorporeal obsession which courses through the veins of the metaphorical heart of billions of morons across the pale blue dot which we call earth.
It forces one to see the natural as supernatural and the supernatural as natural. This, by a wicked extrapolation, means that the natural is not natural at all, but merely a constructed tangibility within an incorporeal sludge of god's imagination.
Thus we sit, poised on the edge of our chairs, as is a familiar human trait, awaiting a destiny, damnation and doom which will likely never eventuate, merely tantalise and leave us in a state of perpetual euphoric trepidation and dread.
How do we help people out of this perpetual delirium, this all consuming delusion?
Belief in a god or gods does not make you ‘stupid’, nor does disbelief in a god or gods make you ‘smarter’. After all, we’re all atheists with respect to the Norse, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Assyrian gods of antiquity. We’re both atheists with respect to the Hindu Pantheon, Indigenous Australian creation spirits, and Galactic Emperor Xenu.
While I don’t personally believe that there is enough evidence to support the existence of any gods that humans have believed in, plenty of people do. While I revel in the evidence provided by scientific pursuit and discovery, others choose to believe in direct spite of this best evidence.