I will acknowledge a fondness for the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
(“But, that is about something that’s not real.”)
I won’t argue against that. What role the Flying Spaghetti Monster can play for everybody is as a stand in for testing other beliefs. If whatever can be said about the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not also true about the belief being tested, that belief could be true.
It doesn’t work all that well because people lie to defend their own beliefs. What I do accept as true, however, is nature occupying the position of final authority.
(“But, nature is not a god.”)
That’s true, and I never claimed that. It’s also true that some people consider nature as the Supreme Being.
(“Isn’t that the same as what you just now said?”)
It could be so, if there were an entity involved. There’s none.
(“There is always God.”)
No one has ever brought forth evidence to support any kind of such claims
(“Who made the trees, the beautiful flowers, the grass? That’s evidence for God.”)
It works better as an argument for nature. Anyway, which god are you talking about?
(“I am sure you know the god who gave Moses the Ten Commandments is the only god.”)
So, you are talking about the god named God? No, I didn’t know that about her.
(“God is a ‘him’, I’ll have you know.”)
Back when gods were many and each tribe and village had their own, the female form was prominent. Are you proposing your god underwent a sex change?
(“Don’t be ridiculous.”)
It was your idea. There are statues all over the world for evidence.
(“Those aren’t gods.”)
Maybe not to you, but their history is still known by some natives.
Written entirely with OPEN OFFICE.