Amused Atheist

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FAQ

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Mankind is not smart enough

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I have no clue how computer chip manufacturers can create something as complex as the CPUs and GPUs in today’s computers. One chip has 7.1 billion transistors. That’s 7,100,000,000.

  • Each of those transistors is made up of multiple elements.
  • They all have to be hooked together.
  • They have to connect to the external world.
  • They have to do something logical following directions written by other people.
  • They have to do it billions of times per second.
  • Every second.
  • For years.
  • in millions of computers.
  • With very few errors.

Clearly, this is impossible for mankind to have created. Only a god has the power to do this (pick your favorite one of the thousands). God must have guided the hands of the hundreds of engineers, most of which probably don’t even believe in this god, whichever one was responsible.

This technology is mind-numbingly complex. I don’t understand it, therefore I’ll credit god.

Now, if I was one of those engineers reading this post, I would be so pissed off up to now. Some asshole doesn’t understand what they do, so he ascribes it to god.

If I was intelligent enough, and had taken the same courses in university as they did, and had the the same number of years of experience as they did building on the work of other smart people, then I could understand their work.

I don’t understand, so god is responsible.

Seriously, is there not one theist who doesn’t see the fallacy in giving a god credit for something they don’t understand?

God doesn’t work in mysterious ways. There are no gods. You’re just not intelligent or knowledgeable enough on the subject.

Give credit where credit is due — to the engineers, doctors, biologists, botanists, …

Give credit to science. It’s OK if you don’t understand.

P.S. Why don’t any of the gods talk about modern science these days? It’s kinda important, ya know.


The simple truth

 

There is no god, and that’s the simple truth. If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense.

If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.

– Penn Jillette


Prayer cures all illnesses

So maybe prayer accomplishes jack-shit. Atheists have known that for a long time.

Science vs. Religion: It’s simple, really.


Science vs. religion

Science teaches you to never stop asking questions.

Religion teaches you to never stop asking questions.