"All of this massive cosmological churning and destruction (which is paralleled, by the way, on our own earth where 99% of all species that have ever existed have gone extinct) could be part of a plan. There is no way an atheist could prove it’s not. But it’s some plan, isn’t it? With mass destruction, pitiless extermination, annihilation going on all the time. And all of this set in motion on a scale that’s absolutely beyond our imagination…all in order that the pope can tell people not to jerk off."
-- Christopher Hitchens
Can I get an Amen?
"mass destruction, pitiless extermination, annihilation going on all the time" i mean, seriously? Please give us a brief description of all of the destruction, extermination, and/or annihilation you have personally experienced, if you would? Hopefully you sorta see a point there; that your perspective is based on gnossis? Knowledge? "I happen to be in possesssion of this fact, ergo God is surely an asshole" kinda thing?
i come to agnostic.com, and discuss existentialism with gnostics lol, almost exclusively
this is maybe a little hard to accept (but we do have metrics for it), that being that the world has never been better than it is right now, by any metric you might care to name. If you were to describe your current life to someone from even 100 years ago they would likely suspect you were lying lol. Now don't get me wrong, i get your perspective too, but i suggest that there may be other, more valid ones