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

Sketches on Atheism

Before there was Light: A Functional Proof for the Omnimalevolent Creator

No one but The Owner of All Infernal Names can faithfully claim to know if He is pleased more by the total aggregate of suffering distributed across all of His creation, or whether He is more circumspect and discerning in His pleasure taking, savouring discreet yet increasingly potent, increasingly more complex parcels of sophisticated and … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

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