Sunday, January 15, 2012

On Unicorns and God

There is no more reason to believe in God than to believe in unicorns (Source: on-line conversations among others). This pretty little statement has theists on the internet tying themselves into knots trying to debunk.

Arguments Unicorns are Real
  • They are mentioned in the Bible, just like God. (Job 39:9-10)
  • Their horns have been found - they look a lot like narwhal tusks.
  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland, like the bald eagle is the national animal of the United States. Bald eagles exist, ergo unicorns must also exist.
  • Until the 19th century, belief in unicorns was widespread. (source)
Arguments on Existence of God
  • Mentioned in the Bible, just like unicorns.
  • Physical evidence limited to a painted blanket (Shroud of Turin).
  • Belief in God is widespread.
  • Ah, but, because...(all the philosophical arguments).
Theologyweb has and interesting discussion on the topic from both sides.

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn
~ The Unicorn Song by the Irish Rovers


Anonymous said...

Most people believe what they are told to believe. They are sheep. It is no accident that christian religions place people into that precise role of mindless followers who only feel happy if they can induce others to be sheep as well.

Anonymous said...

"For god so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever would believe in him would believe in anything." -- unknown