We’ve all heard the tired phrase, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” but I would just like to turn this around for a minute and point out: “An extraordinary universe requires an extraordinary explanation.”
Don’t be so foolish as to imagine that only the religious folk have to defend extraordinary claims bordering on (or well inside) the ridiculous. What extraordinary evidence has been presented that life can form spontaneously from non-living matter? What extraordinary evidence has been presented to show that the formation of the universe from an explosion is not a violation of the second law of thermodynamics? Look around, people, the universe is extraordinary! How can we be students of microbiology, general relativity and for crying out loud: quantum physics, and not notice that things tend to be more extraordinary than we would have guessed? For myself, I’m starting to wonder if an apparently absurd theory might count its absurdities a strength rather than a weakness.

Categories: Atheism

3 Comments

hitchens67 · August 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Blah Blah Blah……why yes, they do and always will. Evidence trumps mythology any day of the year, sorry!

JessicaLong · August 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

To the first 2 comments: Ha. It takes five minutes to find “evidence” either way. That’s the wonderful thing about having google and lots of opinions in the world. I’m glad you have access to a computer. There are a few other sources, if you are interested in expanding your small horizon… Pick up a bible, read a book (In Six Days, I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, ect.. the possibilities are endless). And “evidence trumps mythology” is an interesting statement. I’m pretty sure if you read this article in it’s entirety, it is saying how the “big bang” is mythology, my friend.
I get questioning God… It’s good to question your faith, otherwise, it’s the blind leading the blind. It is nice to be educated about all different religions and beliefs.

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