pjbogart wrote:When I was younger and even more bombastic than my current self, I thought that people who believed in God were simply stupid. Why would anyone believe in something for which they had absolutely no proof?
Most religious debates have a couple things in common:
- Demanding a level of proof from the opponent that you cannot yourself provide for your position.
- Ridiculous parsing of words and rhetorical gymnastics, in an attempt to make the other person look foolish.
- Admonitions that the other person has to "go first".
All of which are, to me anyway, pointless and repetitive. I'm happy to talk about religion, but I'm not going to debate it. In particular, the idea that a person will believe in something supernatural if they have scientific proof is kind of absurd anyway - once you have proof, then the thing ceases to be supernatural.
No, I'm not drunk. Gave it up for Lent. Going to have a few tomorrow night. Hope that Diageo stock hasn't dropped too much during the last 6 weeks due to my absence. Got a bottle of Captain as a birthday gift, maybe I will sit outside and watch things thaw very very slowly.