Sunday, February 17, 2013

*"It's such an easy one, that one; it gets you out of all sorts of holes. In fact that leads on to this rather interesting thought. If you invoke the notion of an omniscient, omnipotent, eternal being, the standard idea of God, absolutely anything follows, and correlatively nothing counts as counter-evidence against the existence of a God. We're all familiar with Karl Popper's dictum that if a theory or claim purports to explain everyhting, and nothing counts as inconsistent with the claim, then it's empty: it explains nothing and does no work."
*Responding to a popular theistic dodge, "God moves in mysterious ways."
A.C. Grayling
"A.C. Grayling on Atheism"
Philosophy Bites: 25 Philosophers on 25 Intriguing Subjects

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