ARCHIVE - How God Really Works

Archive: Fri Aug 31 12:14:38 2007
Title: How God Really Works
Mood: tired
Here's a great article where the author turns an attempt at a joke by a theist around on itself to show how god really works.

But God does not, in fact, show up in the real world, an absence that the Marine finds frustrating and infuriating. He seethes with inner rage and helplessness, because God consistently fails to behave as though He believed the same things the Marine does, and yet the Marine cannot confront God about this nor can he admit, even to himself, that there's anything wrong with God's behavior.

This is the secret. This is how God really "works" in the real world: somebody thinks they know what God ought to be doing, then they sit there stewing about it because God's obviously not taking care of the matter, then they jump up and do it themselves, then they claim that God ought to be given credit for having gotten the job done. A classic case of sock-puppet deity. Rather pitiful, really, but so long as God persists in failing to show up in the real world it's the best Christians have to offer.

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