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The Irrelevance Of Atheism

27 February 2012 @ 13:37

Famous Atheist, Richard Dawkins, recently remarked that he’s not sure that God doesn’t exist.

Smitty blogged about it on Friday and it led to a lively discussion in the Comments section over at The Other McCain.

Out of that came an eloquent response by Richard McEnroe, and I’m happy to say he has turned it into a posting over at his place, Three Beers Later.

A highlight:

But what is the point of family, friends, community, love, etc. , if they are nothing but the product of random chemical interactions and freaks of statistics, no more or less significant than any other? Your own personal chemical fluctuation in the slow march to entropy will inevitably fade and all of the above will have meant nothing.

The Greeks who stared at the shadows on the cave walls and faced down the arrows of Xerxes at Thermopylae? Irrelevant.

The Romans who took the riotous rude democracy of the Greek city states and codified it into, however briefly, a Republic? Idiots.

The Christians who faced lions and emperors to profess their belief in a higher law binding all men? Fools.

I urge you to click here and read the rest ― it’s damn brilliant.

One thing Richard didn’t include was a later comment he left over at TOM:

All of those Great Things are meaningless without a higher purpose behind them.

What sensible person would put themselves through all that toil and privation and pain to no end except an inevitable and irrelevant decomposition?

Dead solid perfect.

  1. M. Thompson permalink
    28 February 2012 @ 00:21 00:21

    If you don’t hold there is something better, why not go straight off into madness, tyranny, and corruption?

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      28 February 2012 @ 16:56 16:56

      Ain’t that what most Leftists end up doing?

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