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The God Paradox

Here's my issue with most Trumpsters and religious rightsters. When California was having natural disasters they were quick to say that God was punishing the heathens. However, when Texas was utterly brutalized by Hurricane Harvey they said nothing of the sort.

Texans are afterall, mostly responsible for Trump being President.

Either God is angry at Texas or God doesn't exist. You choose.

Therein lies the failure of logic with anyone of a religious faith. They bend their God's will to suit their own opinions. They don't actually know anything of the opinions of their respective Gods. Since their Gods aren't real that's understandable.

Yet they go around claiming to know what their Gods want and it just so happens to correspond with what they want. How convenient.

This alone is evidence that God and religion are not a foundation upon which people base their beliefs, but rather a methodology they use to reinforce them.

When good things happen to them they praise God for being kind to them. Yet when terrible things happen to them it's not God's fault. Also extremely convenient. And mindnumbingly stupid.

The very concept of faith is ridiculous on the face of it. There's no reason to believe in a thing. There's no evidence to support a concept. But fuck it, I'm going to believe in it anyway. Not only am I going to believe in it, but I'm going to kill and die for it. Even though, there is absolutely not one single, solitary reason to do so.

It wasn't that long ago that ancient Romans, Greeks and Norse believed in an entirely different set of Gods. Now those Gods are considered mythology.

A few hundred years from now, the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Gods will also be ancient mythology.

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The God Paradox


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