"Religion is a hypothesis about the world: the hypothesis that things are the way they are, at least in part, because of supernatural entities or forces acting on the natural world. And there's no good reason to treat it any differently from any other hypothesis. Which includes pointing out its flaws and inconsistencies, asking its adherents to back it up with solid evidence, making jokes about it when it's just being silly, offering arguments and evidence for our own competing hypotheses...and trying to persuade people out of it if we think it's mistaken. It's persuasion. It's the marketplace of ideas. Why should religion get a free ride"

Greta Christina

Monday, 1 February 2010

Praying for atheism

We have an Australian friend staying with us at the moment and as we live near Canterbury, we did the tourist thing and went around the cathedral.
They have a lecturn supplied with pens and post-it notes where visitors can write a prayer to be read out at the next service. So, I know it's childish, but I couldn't resist offering this one.
May all the people of the world come to realise there is probably no God
I doubt it will get read out, but as there is probably no God to answer it I'm not too bothered.

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