Sunday, January 10, 2010

On God, and why sometimes, some people think what many believe to be not very realistic assumptions

Can any good person get to heaven,
or do you have to believe certain thoughts?
Do suicide bombers act in ways they think God wants them to?

If God were a defined certainty,
would the number of people following different religions increase or decline?
If a fire breaks out in a fertility clinic,
and you can only save a canister with five inseminated eggs,
or one 4-year old child,
which do you save?
Is life support God’s will
if $100,000 keeping one patient on life support
could provide seeds to grow food for 10,000 starving others?
Could this be heaven,
or hell?
If something started everything,
is everything else supposition?
Would the God of rectangles have four sides?
Can an atheist be superstitious?
What do you believe that you can’t prove?
No man shall be compelled to frequent or support
religious worship, place, or ministry...,
nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief,
but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain
their opinion on matters of religion.

Thomas Jefferson
Virginia Bill on Religious Freedom

Bookmark and Share


jhs said...

Kierkegaard would call that a "teleological suspension of the ethical" in his work Fear and Trembling.

It's a good study if you are unfamiliar with it.

Anonymous said...


An unexpected parallel from Mr. Sykes.

Didn't make the connection until I saw K.