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From Penn Jillette’s book, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales:

There is no god and that’s the simple truth. If every trace of any single religion died out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.

very intriguing way of arguing it. i would counter that it is also plausible that a religion might be re-created/discovered if it was wiped out. i don’t think the ability for something to exist is a complete justification of its veracity. would that mean that Wrong could possibly not exist? would that mean that Bad could be absent from one parallel universe? logical fallacies, paradoxes, contradictions, etc, all seem to exist. sometimes harmlessly enough. but intriguing. and very much a part of our life and experience.

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