I'm getting concerned about God...
Just read this story today... Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder. It would appear that the old mantra of "The devil made me do it!" have been replaced by, "God told me to do it."
And then there was the whole Iraqi debaucle, which was started because a couple of guys (allegedly) in Afghanistan got told by God to destroy the United States, and so then to mix is up a little bit, God told George Bush to attack both Afghanistan and Iraq, in order to bring peace to the region.
I'm starting to lean towards George Carlin's way of thinking...
But I want you to know something, this is sincere, I want you to know, when it comes to believing in God, I really tried. I really, really tried. I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is f*cked up.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the résumé of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently-run universe, this guy would've been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago. And by the way, I say "this guy", because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man.
No woman could or would ever f*ck things up like this. So, if there is a God, I think most reasonable people might agree that he's at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn't give a shit. Doesn't give a shit, which I admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of these bad results.
I tend to think there is some kind of supreme being or entity out there, but I very much doubt that he's telling people to kill each other. Seems like it's just become a convenient excuse for being a bigot.