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← Rabbit is the question

Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Steve Zara

Comment #445855 by Mark Smith

Yes, but rabbits exist, and Gods and Jabberwockys don't!

The point should surely be that Armstrong-style theists are trying to make real things that even they really concede don't exist, so the appropriate comparison is with other fictional beings that they also concede don't exist.

It's not "Rabbit" that is the question, but Jabberwockys, vampires, Ogres, Elves, Lords of Rings, Vulcans and so on.

If God does not need to exist, but questions about God that are important, then why can't I found an ethical system based on the belief in, and ideas of, Sauron? Would Karen Armstrong consider that suitable for general use?

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:23:00 UTC | #427228