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If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them, and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve its own interests. -- Baron d'Holbach, Système de la Nature



I was gonna comment on this ep as soon as I saw it, it was the funniest one in a long time. I don't care about the medical crap it's this stuff why I love House.

I get the argument. Coincidences are god's way for being anonymous. Coincidences brought me here, so coincidences prove that there is god. Let us take for granted that this guy reached there out of pure coincidences. Still a bad case for god. The world with god looks awfully like the world without god. That guy is just a step away from saying that famous joke,

'It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.'

And that's why Einstein is famous for Relativity, Brownian motion, E=mc2 and not for proving God's anonymity. If Einstein even said that.

And I'm totally using that "woman in Florida" line the next time someone brings an "Einstein" quote to argue for god.

I also like to dismiss coincidences as such by just saying to the person "think about all the billions of people to whom these things did not happen". People are so self-involved they always think it has to do with them.

@Abhilash Nambiar

As for co-incidences, you might like to refer back to Norm's January 2 posting of this:

Sorry about that - the link didn't copy complete.

Try this

God may not be dead, but I wouldn't want to be His doctor.

Um, sorry, it's the sort of thing you think of when you get a little old.

brian, great post. if you made all of those up yourself, you are very talented.

wanted to say, in general, as a member of a group almost pathologically concerned with it's image in hollywood (jews):

between house, and "grand torino", and your post, and norms' online persona sometimes, and a few other bits of evidence, i would ask: the "crotchety old man" thing can be a lot of fun. i'm totally into it myself. but do atheists really want to be pigeonholed this way in the media? because it looks to me like this is an increasing possibility. then, in the future, when your well thought-out arguments are dismissed with "oh, you're just the crotchety-but loveable- old "atheist next door", don't come crying to me. :)

available as media anylist and image wizard. no, of course i don't need the money. it's what i DO.

What is the title of this "House" episode? I have not been a fan of "House" until now.

If my email address shows up, please send the relies there.



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