Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Possummomma musings

In some respects, the world is a really cruel place: wars, famine, violence, abject poverty, etc.,. And, there are quite a few theists who seem to think that it's because of these horrible things that atheists choose not to subscribe to their deity. Well... they're partially right. I have a difficult time understanding how any person would choose to worship a deity that would allow such atrocious and horrible acts, in his name or otherwise. But, as an atheist, I understand that humans create conflict, and nature attempts to balance itself, all without the help of a deity. So, in sum total: shit happens.

Setting that aside. every now-and-then, the possums and I come up with completely silly reasons why God can't exist. These are, by no means, supposed to be taken seriously...and most are said with tongue, firmly planted, in cheek. These are absolutely up for discussion and the list can be added to or amended to reflect the opinions and/or evidence that others may present.
Without further ado, I give to you:
Top 10 Silly Reasons Why God Cannot Exist
10. Barney the Dinosaur
09. Liver and Onions
08. Tofurkey (It should be noted that PM and P#4 object to this grossly unfair portrayal of soy products as evidence against God. However, majority rules for the purposes of this list.)
07. Wedgies and thong underwear.
06. Heels (as in, shoes)
05. Kids pajamas with large tags in the neckline.
04. Evil Clowns
03. Black jelly beans (*vomit*)
02. Packs of unsharpened pencils, when you really need a sharp pencil.
01. KidzBop CDs

Discuss.

16 comments:

Whalehugger said...

Awwww... but I love liver and onions!!

Atheist in a mini van. said...

Whalehugger said...
Awwww... but I love liver and onions!!


*gag*
Your objection is noted. ;)

Sandra Leigh said...

Ten? Only ten, PM? What about Nancy Grace, Spam (the canned fat), the Anna-Nicole Smith saga, G.W. Bush, spam (the other kind), brassieres, income tax, Tom Cruise, SUVs, and rap? Who says you can't prove a negative?

steelcobra said...

One of my favorites is the Monty Python song All Things Dull and Ugly. ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=ooaGhYFHIzg )

Kazim said...

Tofurkey?? Any chance that this was on your mind because you got attacked by a Malevolent Tofurkey in the Kingdom of Loathing?

KidzBop, I definitely agree with... if there is a devil, those are definitely of it.

Patrick Quigley said...

I can't believe you put black jelly beans on your list. Yum.

Clearly you and your black-jelly bean-hating spawn are pure evil and should be forced handwash Jerry Falwell's underwear. ;)

Now that would prove that there isn't a benevolent god.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

Clearly you and your black-jelly bean-hating spawn are pure evil and should be forced handwash Jerry Falwell's underwear. ;)


Ooooooooh, I think something might have to be bumped in respect for the evil that is Jerry Falwell's underwear. I think I can best that though: a benevolent God would take away Fred Phelps sperm, so that the man can't procreate! In fact,... Fred Phelp's DNA should be removed, entirely, from the gene pool.

Tone said...

Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, People with good metabolism. Oh and Dry Ice (nodding reference to "Thank God You're here".

aiabx said...

Your list is not so much evidence that God does not exist as that Satan exists and God is too weak to prevent his evil. Especially the jelly beans.

Better evidence than spiteful things is the absence of good things. For instance, neither the Toronto Maple Leafs nor the Montreal Canadiens made the playoffs this year, which would not be pleasing in the eyes of God.

Carlie said...

I vote for that little itchy spot in the middle of your back you can't reach no matter how hard you try. Why would a loving God design us to have a spot that we can't reach when it itches????

Paul said...

I once said that the game of golf (only if you play) is evidence for the existence of God. Just when you are frustrated enough to break all your clubs over your knee and give up the game forever, you hit that perfect approach shot that sails prettily into the green, bounces once, and rolls to within three inches of the cup. All of which only serves to bring you back again another day. Yeah, that God's a sadistic fucker.

Kathryn said...

Dry Ice?? My chemistry-loving DS LOVES dry ice! (I think he has evil plans for it.....) :)

Terra said...

"Evil clowns" is redundant. ALL clowns are evil. There is no other kind.

Saurian200 said...

"Evil clowns" is redundant. ALL clowns are evil. There is no other kind.

That's not true. Look at this fellow. He's not evil he just doesn't have good benefits. It's not his fauly he has an awful dental plan. So do I.

And these charming citizens. Wouldn't you fell perfectly safe letting them play with your children. I mean really, they even brought pizza.

Saurian200 said...
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Saurian200 said...

Okay, had to use a different picture for the second link. The first one wasn't working so forget the pizza.

Pizza-less clowns.