Monday, November 11, 2013

The folly of theologians

From this morning's post by Jerry Coyne:
...I suspect that the great majority of theologians who confect “proofs” of God were born to a faith, imbibed it with their mother’s milk, and then never grew up, but simply used the intellectual skills they acquired to justify their childhood beliefs. Such people were perfectly able to give up their belief in Santa Claus, but can’t do that for God. But of course Santa doesn’t bring us an afterlife for Christmas.
I love Jerry. No one sticks it to religionists like he does. No one. (Okay, PZ comes close.)