Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Atheists' Worst Nightmare

Atheists have been in the news recently. Richard Dawkins called the God of the Old Testament "a psychotic delinquent," and Sam Harris foresees global catastrophe unless faith is renounced. Guys like these say religious belief is so harmful it must be defeated and replaced by science and reason. Now some fellow atheists are upset because they think these guys are going too far, essentially calling them dogmatic fundamentalists. But it's all moot. It turns out the atheists are wrong:


  1. AnonymousJuly 22, 2007

    I didn't realize that SNL had a new cast.

  2. AnonymousJuly 22, 2007

    Ok, for one thing, he's trying to peel it from the wrong side.

    Turns out that grass is perfectly suited for cows to eat, flies for fish, bacteria for nematodes, sunlight for photosynthetic organisms. . .

    The idea is of a niche. Every food source fits within a set of niches, but is too big, acidic, fibrous, or whatever for other niches.

    Anyway, the fact that a niche is perfectly filled by humans is a ridiculous argument for the existance of a God, and as you pointed out, it just makes us believers look stoopit.

    Message for those who believe in a supreme being: Please stop trying to find evidence for the existance of God.

    Science is not suited to inform on matters of faith and faith is a poor substitute for science.

  3. Botched, I hope people who believe in a supreme being think this video is as funny as I do. Then again, the best argument for one side is often a poorly made argument from the other side. That's why Michael Moore did more harm than good in the 2004 election, IMO. So maybe I'll look for a ridiculous argument from an atheist and post that. Hold please...

  4. AnonymousJuly 22, 2007

    I found this very erotic.

  5. AnonymousJuly 23, 2007

    OK, granted, God got it right with the banana. But He's not exactly batting a thousand. Let's also consider a few of his blunders.

    - The watermelon isn't exactly user friendly. It's hard to know how to pick the right one, they're ungainly, they roll around in your trunk crushing other groceries, you need a machete to slice off pieces to eat, and then you've got all those seeds -- useless unless you want to grow your own or enter spitting contests at the Podunk County Fair.

    - As Botched points out, niches offer suitable foods for different organisms. Aardvarks, with their long snouts and extensible tongues are equipped well for procuring ants. But consider the poor proto-aardvarks. As God made them, their snouts and tongues weren't quite long enough to reach their tasty prey. This frustrated bunch gave way to mutated cousins who feasted all day long. (Do I recall Dawkins tracing our own taunting gesture, the outstretched tongue, to this Darwinistic juncture?)

    - I suppose it's a matter of debate to say who created the Ho Ho, God or man. If science is indeed the opposite of religion (the now popular belief), then I say God had little or no role, and the guys in lab coats should get the credit. A Ho Ho is about as far from nature as you can be, yet it, too, is an easy-to-handle cylindrical staple. I'm thinking with enough time and money, those Hostess scientists will figure out a way to use lutein-spiked eggs to further improve upon God's first draft.

  6. AnonymousJuly 23, 2007

    The Believer's Wettest Dream

    I'll tell you about a nightmare even worse than this one: God created certain reproductive organs to be shaped very much like bananas, and yet He cursed Onan for spilling his seed on the ground. This, in fact, proves that God is a psychotic delinquent.