Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Stupid! It Burns! (ain't I great edition)

the stupid! it burns! Why Do I Doubt Both the Atheists and the Theists?
I am more excited about Divinity of Doubt: The God Question than any other book in my entire career, and I've had seven New York Times bestsellers, three of them reaching number one. Why? Apart from the fact we can all agree that there cannot be a more important subject than God*, the main reason is that we're talking about a 2,000-year-old conversation to which nothing significant has been brought to the table for a great many years. ...

What I discovered is so startling that if anyone who reads Divinity of Doubt is not stunned, they would be the type who wouldn't be surprised if they saw a man jump away from his own shadow. ...

*Well, a slightly more important subject would be the question of whether I will scratch my left buttock now, or wait a few minutes until the itchiness increases to make the scratching more satisfying. But that's just me.

What is this startling new development, that revolutionizes a subject barren for millennia? Hold on to your hat, gentle reader, Vince is about to blow your mind:
Although in Divinity of Doubt, I destroy through simple logic Christianity's main non-biblical support for such a God, Intelligent Design, I conclude that the other principal argument for his [sic] existence, First Cause, is very difficult to get around and goes in the direction, though not conclusively, of a Supreme Being.

Wow! The First Cause argument! And it actually goes in the direction of a Supreme Being. I'm truly shocked. I don't know why someone didn't think of this before.

To preempt my esteemed commenter Dan...

Shorter Vincent Bugliosi: God is an impenetrable mystery, and there are no answers. God is therefore the most important subject, and I have answers! Ain't I just fucking amazing!

1 comment:

  1. Why does he describe it as a "2000-year-old conversation"? Has no one outside of the Christian tradition had anything intelligent to say about the subject?


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