Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You couldn't make it up

Swinburne is an amazing page, where Christian apologist Swinburne claim God does not cure cancer, because that would deprive human beings of the choice of whether or not to fund cancer research.

Honest, I am not making this up.

Swinburne actually did write that page.

No atheist could ever produce a parody of Christian thought that approached that piece of writing.

It has to be seen to be gawped at.

How could any person ever have such thoughts cross their brain?


Blogger Bahnsen Burner said...

Wow! Just wow! Such pearls of wisdom... and from no less than Swinburne. But you're right, Steven: if you cite this kind of "reasoning" to other believers, they'll accuse you of misrepresenting their worldview. But we've heard it come out of their own mouths many times before. They just refuse to take ownership of their position's failings. And what's worse, they scold us for not swallowing it hook, line and sinker.

Just amazing!

9:26 PM  
Blogger WAR_ON_ERROR said...

So what you are saying is that God doesn't exist because atheist comedians have been deprived of the choice to make good satire given the work has already been done? That's preposterous!

2:01 AM  
Blogger pcraig said...

I agree with you that this sounds bonkers.

It's important to see that it's the result of Swinburne's premises and reasoning - it's not logically deduced from Christian doctrine. That's why, as Bahnsen Burner says, other Christians will say he's misrepresenting their worldview.

3:48 AM  

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