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Ep 335: Rape aXe

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“You’re British and I’m from a sweatshop.”

There isn’t a whole lot going on right now. I’m just about finished with “god is not Great” by Christopher Hitchens. The more I read this book the more it becomes crystal clear that god was just an idea postulated by man, and the more man evolves, the less there is a need for that man made deity. Hitchens quotes quite a few old school philosophers, most of which are in the philosophy book my grandpa sent me. Here is something from Epicurus speaking about the omnipresent nature of god. “Is he willing to prevent evil but not able? Then is he impotent. Is he able but not willing? Then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?” Hume suggested that the profession of belief in a perfectly simple and omnipresent supreme being was in fact a covert profession of atheism, because such a being could possess nothing that we could reasonably call a mind, or a will. Hitchens also mentions a question that was asked by the Chinese when the first Christian missionaries made their appearance. “If god has revealed himself, how is it that he has allowed so many centuries to elapse before informing the Chinese?” This makes me think that if you had two civilizations that are completely cut off from each other in every was possible, would one of these civilizations end up creating a mythological story as to how they came to be? Perhaps they both would. But then when you take the two and put them together, would they each have the same story of creation? It seems silly to me that if there really is / was one true god, I would think that each civilization would have the same stories about it. But as we look back through history, some of the civilizations have deistic views that are as different from others as night and day. It’s like when you and your friends get in trouble, it’s always wise to have the same story to tell. When you have discrepancies in your stories like that, someone is lying. So that’s about it, if you want to read more about this stuff, I highly recommend picking up “god is not Great.”

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