Sketches on Atheism

On Evil

In the minds of those determined to believe[1], maximum evil could not, under any circumstance, exist unto itself, free and unrestricted. In the eyes of those who must believe, this universe could not, as such, possibly be the construct of a perfectly evil, maximally powerful creator because such a universe would almost certainly annihilate itself. Maximum evil, it is held … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Linguistic Creationism

The following is taken directly from Uncyclopedia.  Linguistic Creationism is a theory stating that all of the natural languages could not have developed naturally, so they must have been intelligently designed by God when he destroyed the Tower of Babel. ARGUMENTS FOR LINGUISTIC CREATIONISM Irreducible Complexity: If you remove letters from the word “book” you get “ook”, “bok” … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

The Universe Absurd: A Functional Proof for the Omnimalevolent Creator

“Contrivance proves design,” accurately observed William Paley, “and the predominant tendency of the contrivance indicates the disposition of the designer.” Know then the disposition, revealed as it must be through design, through the architecture, and one may know the Designer. If we assume a designer, a Creator, then what does the most conspicuous of all … Continue reading

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An Incompetent Spirit, or….

In weighing the actual world against the claims of a Creator of this world, the quite remarkable philosopher and historian, John Fiske (1842–1901), wrote in his Miscellaneous Writings: Outline of Cosmic Philosophy: “A scheme which permits thousands of generations to live and die in wretchedness cannot be absolved from the charge of awkwardness or malevolence … … Continue reading