Is God willing to prevent evil , but not able ? Then he is not omnipotent . Is he able , but not willing ? Then he is malevolent . Is he both able and willing ? Then whence cometh evil ?
Is he neither able nor willing ? Then why call him God ? "

– Epicurus?

(- may have been wrongly attributed to Epicurus by Lactantius, who, from his Christian perspective, regarded Epicurus as an atheist).   Wikipedia

When you understand why you dismiss all other possible
gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours".

S. F. Roberts –

(Who the hell was SF Roberts?) 

Why am I constantly harking back to religion, and expressing my atheist views?

Because I am constantly surrounded here by people making ignorant expressions of faith, and even more ignorant comments about what their god is doing in the world and why. 


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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One Response to Epicurus

  1. Glenn says:

    Very good Alan.(How do I do emphasis without shouting?rhetorical.)I sometimes worry that by worrying about these questions at all I am wasting my time.


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