We just had Jehovah’s Witnesses at the door. Sadly it was my sister who saw them (winding up evangelists is one of life’s great pleasures) and they gave her a leaflet called ‘Can Science Help You to Find God?’! The bloody nerve! Right. They’re back next week to ‘see what we think’. They’re gonna find out 🙂
This leaflet manages the remarkable feat of invoking Richard Feynman in their defense and attacking Richard Dawkins in the same article. Prof. Feynman’s famous quote about bending over backwards to show that you are wrong is given as a reason to believe in god – and then…
Biologist Richard Dawkins, who rejects the idea of god, stated:
‘In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason to it, nor any justice.”
Do you find that a rather grim view of the world?
I like that it’s possible to change the laws of physics by not wanting them to be true 🙂 There are some seriously crap arguments in this thing. In Isaiah 40:22 there’s apparently the quote “There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth”. Therefore Isaiah knew the Earth was spherical hundreds of years before anyone else did, which means he must have been told this fact by ‘divine intervention’. The quote is actually:
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers
Well, as long as he cares. Yes, it says ‘circle’. Wow. What does the world look like if you look at the horizon around you? A circle. Big deal. A flat earth is perhaps more evolved than this point of view 😉
I’d best stop now.