Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Intelligence vs Intelligent Design

Lately I have been reading blogs and boards where folks are slamming religion, and almost as a chorus denounce the existence of God.

What really gets me worked up is when they, like that idiot Bill Maher, say intelligent people could not believe in God, and people who believe in God are "stupid, ignorant people."

And it is THEY who are stupid and ignorant, and it is intelligent folks who believe. As proof, I have gathered up the names of numerous people, all of whom are considered GREAT MINDS, and all of who stated publicly their belief in God. Here is just a partial list:


EINSTEIN'S VIEW OF GOD

"I believe in [a] God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings."

"In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."

"I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God."

GREAT MINDS WHO BELIEVE

DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Renoir, Rubens, Rembrandt, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi, Bronte, Browning, Chaucer, Dante, Dickenson, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Bacon, Descartes, Kierkegaard, Maritain, Rousseau, Pascal, Copernicus, Brahe, Einstein, Faraday, Galileo, Newton, Pasteur, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, King James

NOBEL LAUREATES

Einstein, Planck, Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Millikan, Townes, Schawlow, Phillips, Bragg, Marconi, Compton, Penzias, Carrel, Eccles, Murray, Sir Ernst Chain, Wald, Sir Derek Barton, Anfinsen, Khon

OTHER SCIENTISTS

Burnell - discovered pulsars
Penfield - world reknown neurosurgeon
Pert - Discoverer of the opiate receptor
Wickrasinge - worked with Sir Frederick Hoyle

It would appear this list of obviously intelligent people would give the non-believers who think believers are ignorant a real drubbing. The truth has a tendancy to do that to ignorant folks.

So, if you do not believe, that is fine with me. I really do not concern myself with your eternal fate. But whatever you do, don't even think about calling us believers "ignorant, stupid people living in a cult." Because that woiuld just make you a stupid, ignorant person living in denial.

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1 comment:

bobxxxx said...

That's all very nice, but do you have any evidence for your magic space man? I didn't think so.