I've grown somewhat weary of the whole god thing and come to the conclusion that the only thing that will make me believe in the Christian god is if he actually appears. I've reached the point where I consider the arguments for his existence rather pathetic and not worth wasting too much time on any more. This is after all supposedly a being that wants to be in relationship with us. A being who is supposedly his own father and son, who sent himself on a nonsensical suicide mission to make this relationship possible. This is a god who supposedly weeps for the "lost" and the best "evidence" for his existence is a book that is full of inconsistencies, laughable inaccuracies, failed prophecies, non prophecies and contradictions. Then there is the "fine tuning" argument, based on incomplete knowledge of the universe. Surely, the best we can ask there is "why are the constants what they are?" Anything else is just an opinion and not open to investigation. So, I see it as a lack of evidence for a designer, not evidence for or against.
The "moral argument" is no better. It can at best provide a consistent idea (but often doesn't when talking to theists) it gives no reason to believe in a supernatural law giver. It is always good to challenge believers on the morality of homosexuality here. They will claim (falsely) that I recognise "god's laws" because I may agree that murder and rape are wrong for example (although, where they get such notions from reading the bible is beyond me). The problem comes when I point out that I don't believe homosexuality is evil - if I recognise god's laws, why do I not have a problem with gays? At this point they usually have to resort to assuming that on this particular issue, my heart is hardened - after all, it can't possibly be the case that they have no case for their belief in absolute moral values - can it?
I have written much against creationism. That is just so wrong that any mention of a god who suddenly "poofed" animals into existence and caused a global flood is not even worth considering as a possibility. Life is too short to spend dismantling the lies every time a creotard pops up spouting the festering shite and lies about evolution from some retarded crackpot fundie site of brain damaged madness.
Anyway, I've gone into much more detail elsewhere about everything, there is nothing more to be said other than thank you to everyone who has read my posts and contributed to discussions and general banter here.
I will continue to be fascinated with nature and evolution unhindered with the burden of dealing with fundigelicals. I may even be prompted to write from time to time on important discoveries. I'll probably even start posting more hillwalking and climbing photos. This is my current project:
Words can't begin to convey how bloody hard it is (it's first ascent took 100 days!).
me fannying about on "pressure".
Cool picture of Steve on Chowbok (Sea boulder at Dumbarton Rock)Comment moderation is on because I keep getting a lot of Chinese spam at the moment.
PS, I'll still be popping by the usual blogs and injecting a healthy dose of reality on a few Christian blogs - sorry to dissapoint :-)