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"Aurino's Chesterton"

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Posted by Aurino Souza on July 3, 2003 13:05:35 UTC

" When I abandoned Christianity in my late teen years, my (religious) parents tried to convince me that a belief in God transcended rational logic -- they viewed it as something that couldn't be exactly spoken of in those terms, much like Aurino's Chesterton did "

Just for the record, neither Aurino nor (as far as I can tell) Chesterton see a belief in God as something which offends logic. Quite the contrary in fact.

What both Aurino and (as far as I can tell) Chesterton understand is that people who talk too much about logic usually have too little of it, as in:

" the only thing that prevents me from being either an atheist or secular humanist is my inability to accept that 'something' came from absolute nothingness "

Your dilemma is just silly, as there are only two possibilities. Either 'something' did come from nothing, in which case you just confessed your inability to accept a fact - the very sin you charge "irrational people" with; or 'something' always existed, in which case "the only thing that prevents you from being either an atheist or secular humanist" is a fantasy you made up in your head.

Heads we win, tails you lose...

Have fun,

Aurino

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