Pat Robertson Non sequitur vs. Hitchens intellectual honesty

Compare and contrast the style and intellectual capacity of each side of this type of argument…

It seems that Pat Robertson lacks curiosity and imagination. You look at the natural world and just say God did it? No study of evolution? Biology? Astronomy? No the christian god will suffice based on nothing but a ridiculous non sequitur and special pleading.

He also lacks the imagination to think about the suffering of our fellow humans throughout history and today. Just recently over 30 children were burned alive in Mexico and a plane crash took the lives over 200 people in a horrific manner.

So while Pat Robertson glories in his full belly and ability to see living children there are many others in this world who are suffering and dying in terrible ways. Does this also point to the christian god?? What theist has the intellectual courage and fortitude to think about the reality of others instead of the disney world of solipsistic personal faith?

A good dose of curiosity and imagination can break dogmatic solipsism.


About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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