You're wrong again. You keep making the same mistakes. I don't believe in anything.Luca wrote:Bertrand Russell once observed that "The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way."
And there is no convincing evidence either for or against the existence of God. The fact that you strongly believe in one option does not indicate that the contrary is "irrational." It means only that you cannot understand the logic behind it. The fact that the majority believe it and you do not would give most people a cause for second thoughts unless, like yourself, they are blessed with Olympian self-esteem.
You cannot propose any more rational explanation for this material world than theists can. Your perspective is so weakly grounded that you can't even attempt to do so. Hence, your only basis for referring to one side as "irrational" is that you cannot understand the opposing side of the debate. F Scott Fitzgerald stated it as:
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
The reason we have these laws I explained to you in perfectly comprehensible fashion but - because you can't see beyond your own ideology - you can't understand it. There are certain issues that we as a society have decided transcend prosecution: the sanctity of marriage, the rejection of double jeopardy, the importance of diplomatic immunity, and the sanctity of religious belief.
You don't like it. Fine. I don't like speed limits. But the majority understand their importance and so I live with it.
Get over it, Charles.
Of course believing in god is irrational. How can it be considered anything different? It's not a matter of lack of understanding. Only someone who is completely brainwashed would use that as an argument. Writing that we don't understand the logic behind it is like someone who claims 2 + 2 = 5 rejecting being corrected because the person doing the correcting doesn't understand the logic of 2 + 2 = 5. christians don't believe in the muslim or hindu god(s) not because they don't understand them but because they haven't been brainwashed that way.
Just because the majority believe it doesn't make it true.
Just because some members of society have decided that the sanctity of religious belief transcends prosecution doesn't make it right or the best thing for society.