Friday, January 16, 2009


It’s all over the place. Some 120 years ago, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared “God is dead” and that we’ve killed Him with our misdeeds/misdemeanors—thereby staining our souls. Then, god was very much in need as the world was slipping into anarchy and only a mysterious man could restore order—so thought most thinkers then. But now many think, the world is more or less orderly and a better place. God mayn’t be needed any more. That’s a welcome breather, provided humans own up their actions—so that god gets off that punching bag.

So believes the creative atheist, Richard Dawkins. He has helped organise an advertising campaign against evangelist ad-crusades, warning of helluva damnation for those who wouldn’t convert into their version of Christianity. The ads in the campaign paint buses in London and elsewhere in Britain with this punch-line: "There's Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life." Quite probably effective!

Another bus campaign in Austria, not connected with Dawkins’, has this chilling witticism: “The bad news is that God does not exist. The good news is that you do not need him."

Europe seems to be picking up! As for me, the prevailing version of god provokes me to say this.

1. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

2. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.

3. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?

4. Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

Considering this, my belief in god is bordering on disbelief! Hehe! At last am a disbeliever…

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