Random Quote #89 topic: atheism, Wayne Aiken's atheism cookie file

"Is God fair? The Christians say that God damns forever anyone who is skeptical
about truth of bunkistic religion as revealed unto the holy haranguers. What
this means is that a God, if any, punishes a man for using his reason.

If there is a God in existence, reasons should be available for his
existence. Assuming that such a precious thing as a man's eternal future
depends on his belief in a God, then the materials for that belief
should be overwhelming and not at all doubtful.

Yet here is a man whose reason makes it impossible for him to believe in
a God. He sees no evidence of such an entity. He finds all the arguments
weak and worthless. He doubts and he denies.

Then is a God fair in visiting upon such a skeptic the penalty for his
inevitable intellectual attitude? The intelligent man refuses to believe
fairy tales. Can a God blame him? If so, then a God is not as fair as an
ordinarily decent man. And fairness, we think, is more important than piety."
[E. Haldeman-Julius, "The Meaning Of Atheism"]


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