[ExI] The Bomb verses a Email server

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 19:58:19 UTC 2016

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 3:38 PM, Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com> wrote:

I've found your outbursts on religion very similar to your ones attacking
> Trump and his supporters.  Putting aside the fact that I find both of them
> very judgmental and incredibly intolerant,

​ certainly but intolerant? You have the right to say both God and Donald
Trump are great, and I have the right to say you're a jackass for saying
so. ​

​> ​
> I remain curious why if you are asking us to believe that because you
> think there is a higher than usual probability of a catastrophic outcome
> (global thermonuclear war), you are not a buyer of Pascal's wager and going
> to church every Sunday as a result.

​I have no idea what the relation to Trump is but I don't buy into Pascal's
wager because even if there is a God I can see absolutely no ​

​reason He would consider faith to be a virtue and not a vice. Perhaps God
values logic and knows He did not provide nearly enough evidence for a
logical person to conclude He exists, so disbelievers go to heaven and
believers go to hell. Nor do I think it likely that an omnipotent being
would be addicted to flattery, especially the insincere Sunday sort coming
from puny beings like us.

John K Clark    ​
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