[ExI] The mosque at Ground Zero

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 20:51:40 UTC 2010

On 8/9/10, John Clark wrote:
> Self contradiction is inherently illogical, like a being who can do anything
> including make a rock so heavy he can't lift it, or a being that really
> really loves you and will torture you most horribly not for a million years
> not for a billion years but for all of eternity if you do even one thing He
> doesn't want you to do or even think one thing He doesn't want you to think.

*Humans* are inherently irrational.  That's the way evolution made them.

So obviously their Gods are irrational as well.

Humans normally operate as emotional, prejudiced, power-seeking beings.
Rationality is not much use in the day-to-day struggle.
Cunning, yes. Superstition, yes. Lying, yes. Flattery and bribery, yes.
Rationality is usually a disadvantage in human interactions.

See: Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer

and many other references in human psychology.


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