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Robert Deniro, "If there's a God, he's got a lot of explaining to do." LOL
That sentiment works for me and I always quote it when asked why I am an Atheist.
Does anybody else have a Go To Quote when asked why they are an Atheist.

Ezekieltyrus71 4 Apr 9

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Stephen Fry was doing an interview with a monotheist, and was asked, “if you’re wrong, and there is a god, what would you say to him?” Stephen responded, “cancer in children? How dare you!” Or, similar to DeNiro’s quote, when Hitler’s concentration camps were liberated, a quote from one of the inmates was left on the wall, “if there is a god, he will have to beg my forgiveness.”

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My own quote if I meet said deity. "You're fired."

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Mine is very similar to the great Roberts

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Another DeNiro-ism I quite enjoy. (He probably didn't say it, but it's a great meme)

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That's a line I don't have to use. If there's a god

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Pretty sure that’s actually a quote from a holacaust survivor

No, lady. He said this during an interview on The Actor's Studio. I saw the interview and the interview is often quoted by other actors like Dustin Hoffman.

@Ezekieltyrus71 Lady? I’m going to pretend that wasn’t meant in an insulting way.

Here’s the quote I was thinking of:

“If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.” — A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner.

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The universe is clearly not optimized for anything. I mean, what is it here to do? Most of it's empty space. None of it's really working toward anything. Also -- if someone deliberately set up this situation humanity finds itself in, they're totally psycho.

alxa Level 5 Apr 9, 2018
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Love DeNiro's explanation. Don't use one.

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Similar, but there was a line from a Stephen King book. "If there is a god, he should try harder."

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"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one." - Albert Einstein

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He's an atheist?

Yes.

@Ezekieltyrus71 Cool.

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Spoon? There is no spoon.

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On the other hand, if there IS a god, WE have hell of a lot of explaining to do.

Eh. Mostly it. Humans are like children abandoned in the wild. Of course we went all Lord of the Flies. And also -- I had NOTHING to do with any of that shit my ancestors did. Nor any of the "political leaders" that I can't even remotely dictate due to corruption & the two party system and various issues with US politics failing to account for game theoretical outcomes...

I don't think we'd have any explaining to do. At all.

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Wish I could remember exactly.

But the quote was somewhat -

If there was a god - They either can't stop suffering. In which case they are unworthy of worship

They can stop suffering but choose not to out of indifference - See above.

They can stop suffering but choose not to because they enjoy watching suffering. - See above

I saved this off fb before I deleted my accnt there

@CallMeDave Thank you.

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