God’s Debris

20 Sep

I was re-looking at a book i read some years ago called ‘God’s Debris’ by Scott Adams and remembered a really interesting little extract from a larger quote that is challenging right from the top of the biggest top hat to the soles of the biggest air bubbled trainers:

“A belief in God would demand one hundred percent obsessive devotion, influencing every waking moment of this brief life on earth. But your four billion so-called believers do not live their lives in that fashion, except for a few. The majority believe in the usefulness of their beliefs – an earthly and practical utility – but they do not believe in the underlying reality.”

…….If you believe a truck is coming towards you, you will jump out of the way. That is belief in the reality of the truck. If you tell people you fear the truck but do nothing to get out of the way, that is not belief in the truck. Likewise, it is not belief to say God exists and then continue sinning and hoarding your wealth while innocent people die of starvation. When belief does not control your most important decisions, it is not belief in the underlying reality, it is belief in the usefulness of believing.”

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