September 22, 2005

Overheard

Overheard yesterday at the local coffee shop:
"Why is it that the homeless man talking to "god" on the street is "crazy" and yet those who think their prayers are answered, are not. Aren't they doing the exact same thing - talking to something they can't prove is actually there? At least the "crazy" homeless guy is also asking for favors."

I love Buffalo.

It brings up an excellent point though. Why are the people who claim to be told by "god" to kill someone else considered whackjobs, but those who talk to "god" through prayer not considered so. Especially when the bible/torah/koran is stuffed full of examples of "god" telling people to kill other people.

Why do theists only ever credit "god" for the good things and deny he had anything to do with the bad?