Thursday, February 7, 2008
I just watched a video debate with a seemingly intelligent, religious fellow. His critique of Christopher Hitchens's arguments were fair and, in some regards, convincing.
Then he revealed that he believes in God because he saw a black Labrador dog get hit by a car, spray blood from its mouth, and die. At that moment, he was convinced that there is a benevolent God. (video @ 6:09)
WHAT?!? I'm not sure I've heard anything more vile, immoral, and twisted. It is very discouraging. Here is an otherwise intelligent man who can look at the death throes and suffering of a bloodied (and scripturally soulless) animal and think "Ah yes, there is a God and He is good."
Madness. Absolute madness. And a very scary admission. It is not hard to imagine this same, seemingly bright fellow, might look at a homeless woman dying in the street and feel perfectly all right about the event.
"Oh, look at her suffering -such agony! Yes, God is surely great!"
Just about makes me feel ashamed to be part of the human race.