segunda-feira, maio 07, 2007

The Necessity of Atheism

Porquê ser Ateu?

Ou talvez a pergunta correcta seja porquê não o ser.

Não sou capaz de me rever no Deus Judaico/Cristão.

Não encontro a necessidade de ser confortado espiritualmente com algo que apenas posso considerar como absurdo como uma das minhas prioridades na problemática existencial.

The Necessity of Atheism

The Necessity of Atheism by Percy Bysshe Shelley


"If he is infinitely good, what reason should we have to fear him?
If he is infinitely wise, why should we have doubts concerning our future?
If he knows all, why warn him of our needs and fatigue him with our prayers?
If he is everywhere, why erect temples to him?
If he is just, why fear that he will punish the creatures that he has filled with weaknesses?
If grace does everything for them, what reason would he have for recompensing them?
If he is all-powerful, how offend him, how resist him?
If he is reasonable, how can he be angry at the blind, to whom he has given the liberty of being unreasonable?
If he is immovable, by what right do we pretend to make him change his decrees?
If he is inconceivable, why occupy ourselves with him?
If the knowledge of a God is the most necessary, why is it not the most evident and the clearest."

Texto completo

Jonathan Miller - Brief History of Disbelief

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