Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The God Deluded

The God Deluded

List of God-deluded idiots as they appear:
Sir Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare, Rene Descartes, Sir Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Joseph Priestly, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, William Wilberforce, Michael Faraday, George Washington Carver, Albert Einstein, Francis Collins.

Before anyone corrects me: yes, not all of these men were Bible-believing Christians (many were non-religious deists). And yes, simply because these intelligent men believed in God, doesn’t mean God does exist, or that people should believe in him.

However, these men do shatter the stereotype that people who acknowledge the existence of God are unintelligent, irrational, anti-science ignoramuses who are a threat to rational thought and free inquiry.

Here are some other God-believing simpletons you may know of:
Aristotle
Leonardo Da Vinci
Nicholas Copernicus
Michelangelo
Johannes Kepler
John Milton
Blaise Pascal
Baruch Spinoza
John Locke
Immanuel Kant
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
John Stuart Mill
Louis Pasteur
Gregor Mendel
William Thomson Kelvin
Jules Verne
Theodore Roosevelt
Max Planck
T.S. Eliot
J.R.R. Tolkien
William Golding
John F. Kennedy
Charles M. Schulz
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and thousands more...