Warning: This piece may start out light and hopefully humorous, but I realized as I was writing it that it was impossible to end it that way, so if you're offended by arguments against the existence of God, you might want to stop reading now, or at least before you get to the ugly part. Cheers.
Less than three hours from now, we're finally going to know if God exists. I don't think he does, and I pray he doesn't, but just in case, I have "he does" in the pool, which I expected would never pay out, but tonight, the experts will finally sort it all out when Kirk Cameron debates some atheists on Nightline.
I saw a preview of the "for" argument when Mr. Cameron appeared on O'Reilly tonight, and I must say it's pretty convincing…
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But maybe I'm kidding myself because it's the Cameron argument is the same one that brought me back from the brink – and scared the hell out of me… or make that -into me-.
It's that everything is just too complicated to have arisen from nothing, and that if the most complex things on Earth have their creators, it seems implausible at best that all this – the wonderful universe filled with death and destruction, could have sprung up spontaneously if only because there seems to have had to have been something, some environment, for it to have sprung from.
I'd like to pause now so ask, may God forgive me for that mess.. and for what's about to follow.
For Mr. Cameron also presented what he thought would be the atheists' argument against the existence of a supreme being, and note the lack of caps there, because here's the argument as Kirk stated is, and which I also agree with, unfortunately…
It's that there can't be a living that is such a megalomaniac.
There it is. I personally think "megalomaniac" is overly charitable, since an actual god would be the biggest mass murderer in history, but that infinitely understates the problem and does his deeds such a disservice, since they are so many and varied. That is to say, horrific.
But the point is that atheists do worse at proving God doesn't exist than believers do at showing he does, so it's perhaps fortunate that non-believes don't have to prove anything. And if believers are right, I wouldn't expect to be looking at an all-just, all-good guy when judgment day arrives.
But hope springs eternal, so I sure hope I'm wrong.
Dominoes vobiscum, and let them fall where they may.