Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quote of the day

I have a quote of the day gadget on my iGoogle page. Today's quote: "If there were no God, there would be no atheists." - G.K. Chesterton.

It sounds clever, but that's pretty much all. It's true that if there were no belief in God then there would be no reason for the term atheism, although then everyone would be an atheist. It is also true that if no one existed then there would be no atheists. The flaw is that Mr. Chesterton assumes that God is the only explanation for existence.

It isn't really important, but it was staring up at me this morning and I felt like saying something about it. Thank you for your time.

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