13 February 2009

No miracles this time

God was looking the other way when a Continental Connection airplane crashed last night near Buffalo killing 49 people with no survivors.

6 comments:

Adrian Thysse, FCD. said...

He must have been off doing a miracle somewhere else...

Anonymous said...

You are very good at teasing religious people. I have a proposal for you: why not using your ridiculing skills for teasing the Turkish (secular) government which exterminated Armenians and which is now doing the same to Kurds?
I guess you are not interested, after all you like to go back to Turkey every a while and probably you know that the secular (...and THEREFORE enlighted and tolerant) Turkish government wouldn't like your posts and, may be, could like to ask you not to come anymore...
It is always easy to act tough to the weaks, it is much more difficult to act tough to strong institutions or people.
So, please, go on telling us about snalis and stop with such childly lack of tolerance toward religious people.
You cannot demonstrate the existence of God but at the same time you cannot demonstrate that God does not exist. I believe in God and you BELIEVE in the non existence of God, which is the difference between us? May be that you have a much stronger arrongant attitude toward people who believe in God, while I don't post any comment against atheists in my blog...

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

I also love to use my ridiculing skills to tease jerks like you. If you had even a sliver of courage you wouldn't be hiding behind anonymity to leave your pathetic comments. I don't have to demonstrate that god doesn't exist, you idiot. The burden of proof is on the believers.

And what the fuck do I care what you write on your blog?

BG said...

Cheers Aydin!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I am sorry, I did not want to post my first mindless reaction to your answer. Please accept my apologies, I did not want to offend you or Turkish people. I am just very involved in the tragedy of Armenian and Kurd people and possibly that's why I had that immediate reaction.
Nonetheless I still maintain that you had a very bad taste in posting that comment on the plane crash, and think that your blog would be much more enjoyable without your frequent attacks to religion.
Fianlly I find your argument about the burden of poof quite weak: all peoples in the world and all over the history have developed religious belief, hence, provided that religion is a "natural phenomenon" (sociobiologically speaking) the burden of proof that a religious belief is something stupid or wrong is on you...

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

Apology accepted. Readers’ comments with insults are deleted anyway. Don’t take my insults seriously; after all they were directed towards an anonymous person. My “insults” are, however, retained; this is my blog, you know.

Keep your comments within the context of the original post. The post above has nothing whatsoever to do with Ottomans and Armenians. I think you need to put the past behind you and move on.

Despite the Santayana quote in the sidebar, my ax does get dull occasionally and requires grinding. Any belief system that is based on the supernatural and that incorporates internal contradictions and which praises its god(s) for the good things but never blames for the bad things can’t be too intelligent, can it?

And I get to say the last word.