60 thoughts on “The Argument from Embarrassment

  1. Reminds me of Theater of the Absurd! I’d add that as women are more sensitive than men, in general, that said embarrassed deity is likely female.

    1. His embarrassment has been compounded by the repopulation of the planet with the same kind of people he drowned. For an omniscient being, he’s sure is a moron.

        1. That’s understandable if he’s doing similar experiments all over the universe … OMG, I’ve invented the Many Worlds Interpretation of Theology. I can haz Templeton?

      1. As I recall, A&E sinned because they became knowledgeable about Good and Evil because they ate some fruit from The Tree of the same name. (Or did they sin because they disobeyed God?) Would they and their descendants inescapably have always done Good had they not eaten the fruit? If there’s no knowledge of (the difference between) Good and Evil, could they have done Evil but not know it, and therefore be blameless? Once they ate, they became aware of their nakedness, and were ashamed. Ergo, we should be born with clothes on, apparently.

        If this is to be taken as imagery and not literally, what does “eaten” mean? And if the tree is purely imagery, how did they come by this knowledge? (My church was pretty fundamentalist, so I quite easily-enough took it literally.)

  2. Good one!

    Of course, the nonexistence of the Babelfish is also conclusive proof of Jehovah’s nonexistence. After all, we know that the Babelfish is, itself, perfect proof of his existence — and, therefore, his nonexistence — so, by extension, the fact we haven’t actually got any Babelfish must therefore be proof of his nonexistence — and, therefore, his existence.

    Wait…what? And what’s with the funny white lines on the pavement?

    b&

          1. It’s their own doing. They ( theologians at least ) insist on a god so devoid of real attributes that it’s alienating to itself.

            With the rise of science they can no longer define “Him” into existence and at the end of the day they’re left with an it, objectively speaking. Instead they’re in the process of re-defining Yahweh out of relevance.

            I think maybe they’re forgetting that s/h/it is a product of men and therefore need to reflect that in order to gain traction. Hence the uselesness of their endevaour, imo.

              1. Pretty much in every way, I would say.

                I don’t think there were many women on the board. 🙂

    1. Re the pic Ben linked – that’s a very good fake. Anyone know if the bar code means anything?

      1. If you look closely you can see that they match the lines on the logo in the upper left of the picture of Art Lebedev. It’s just advertising.

      1. That’s not a violation of Da Roolz, as far as I know. It is just a consequence of the Laws of WordPress.

  3. On the other hand, JHWH, Osiris, Zeus, Odin, etc., etc., may have been engaged in a contest as to who could create the funniest humanoids and how long it would take for them to wreck their environment and destroy themselves.

  4. Omniscience, omnipotence and omnibenevolence being the uncontested features of God, He never would create something leading to His embarassement and leading Him to remain hided. Hence we don’t exist.

  5. The argument fails as an argument for the existence of God because it affirms the consequent. But it works as a defeater for the problem of divine hiddenness. Give that man Templeton money!

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