Monday, January 23, 2006

Angels, Demons and Dan Brown

A quote from Angels and Demons by Dan Brown :-

'You proclaim that even the slightest change in the force of gravity or the weight of an atom would have rendered our universe a lifeless mist rather than our magnificent sea of heavenly bodies, and yet you fail to see God’s hand in this?'

I do like the logic here. It uses ths slogan of advertisers 'if you can't fix it, flaunt it.'

Dan Bown proclaims that God's hands are tied by the force of gravity and the weight of an atom, and that not even God can change them without rendering our universe a lifeless mass.

After announcing that God's hands are tied, he then says 'Look! God must have hands if he has hands which are tied!'. Brown can't fix the problem , so he flaunts it.

In reality, if a supposedly omnipotent God cannot create a universe where the force of gravity or the weight of an atom is different , without that universe being rendered a lifeless mass, then there is no omnipotent God.