Argument For Lying

If you ask a Christian why he thinks the god Yahweh exists, he will usually answer something along the lines of God has to exist. If he didn’t, people would run amok. They would have no sense of right and wrong. This is not an argument for the god Yahweh existing, but rather an argument for the utility of lying to people that he does. The Christian seems to be doing a nudge, nudge, wink, wink, letting me know that he too does not believe in a mean old man spying from the clouds, but he wants me to help him perpetuate the lie on others. It is a supercilious way to view one’s fellows.

Of course, in most of the world, people have never heard of Yahweh, and behave just as well as Christians.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)