Daily Archives: 24 December 2007

Amazing Christian Logic

Because something is unbelievable, you should believe in it.

From The Australian an article on the end for God, which I thought was a good atheist piece until I got toward the end:

You’d have thought … that the Son of God … would enter the world in a way that would leave no doubt who he was or that he existed.

But he chose instead to come in a way that ensured just about the maximum room for doubt; …

That God would choose to come among us in such a way is so strange, so inexplicable, so unbelievable, it compels us to believe.

I would have thought that it would compel you to think it was all a load of rubbish, but hey, that’s just me.

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East West 101 ep3

Sorry for the delay, but here’s my quick review on East West 101 from last week.

It seems like this show is going to cover every nationality and religion by the time it’s finished. This week (well last week actually, seeing as I’m writing this 4 days after the event) centered on a couple of drug dealers, and an innocent bystander, being shot and the hunt for the killer(s). A couple of the suspects were of Pacific Islander descent, so Sonny plays a bigger role in this episode. The main suspect was Greek, and the drug dealers were Lebanese (I think I remembered that right) so we cover a few nationalities tonight.

Meanwhile Ray is completely disintegrating and being investigated by the internal affairs squad in reference to the murder of the drug dealer who sold the drugs to his son.

This week the religion covered was Catholic or Anglican (didn’t quite get which) of which the character Sonny used to attend the particular church in this episode. There is an excellent scene where Sonny is trying to get some information from the priest/minister. Sonny accuses the priest of not helping the unemployed youth in his parish, as he says:

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

Sonny accuses the priest of knowing that most of the money that the women were donating to the church came from the ‘ill gotten gains’ of their sons; but not doing anything about it.

usual disclaimer – I try and remember what happens and then write my view on it; so some details may be a bit inaccurate.

This weeks episode covers the slaying of a Vietnamese couple.

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In the news

There has been some excellent letters to the editor in the papers recently. Such as the one in response to Fred Nile and company trying to ban a new Muslim School. Max’s suggestion – close all religious schools. Couldn’t agree more.

David from AFA directed a response, titled ‘War on Religious Vilification‘, to Cardinal Pell, after Pell said religion has been unfairly blamed for wars.

I don’t know if it’s just that I’m noticing it more, or if it really is an upsurge in atheists writing into the paper, but there certainly seems to be more people quite willing to ‘have a go’ at the religious these days.

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