Is Truth an Accident? Re: [FoRK] Is God an Accident?

Stephen D. Williams < sdw at > on > Sat Sep 23 09:43:22 PDT 2006

Quick, show you're wrong before you infect the minds around you! And at 
"school" no less. Yikes, I would have been a terror at a religious 
school, especially after 13.

I think that the Santa Claus myth has some value as a good lesson for 
kids. I play along until they're old enough and then let them learn the 
truth. Then a few years later point out that God is like Santa Claus for 
(other) adults who never completely grow up: Kind of fun to believe 
sometimes, but it's not really going to bring you goodies no matter how 
hard you wish. (Or something approximating that.)

You know what the reality is? Just as I'm Santa Claus for my children, 
they are God for themselves. That's what people should understand. 
Everyone has the power.


Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 23 Sep 2006, at 15:22, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> E) If gods did exist, they are unlikely to want us to worship them in 
>> the way that any existing religion teaches. If they do, they are 
>> immature, spoiled brats and I don't want anything to do with them 
>> anyway. (See The Q and Greek Mythology.)
> I love the way we (at large) apparently see no irony in teaching our 
> kids about silly old primitives who believed they had to sacrifice 
> virgins to guarantee a productive harvest (idiots!) and then in the 
> next lesson teaching them that "our" God is hungry for worship.
> I think one of the occasions on which I received corporal punishment 
> at school was when I opined "so you're saying god's shit then?" when 
> presented with the rationale for worship.
> --Andy Armstrong,
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