Tag Archives: religion

God, by computer

In the beginning there was the computer. And God said, c:>Let there be light Enter user id. c:>God Enter password. c:>Omniscient Password incorrect. Try again. c:>Omnipotent Password incorrect. Try again. c:>Technocrat And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Sunday, March 1. c:>Let there be light] Unrecognizable command. Try again. c:>Create light Done c:>Run heaven and… Read More »

The value of skepticism

During the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, one morning’s executions began with three men: a rabbi, a Catholic priest, and a rationalist skeptic. The rabbi was marched up onto the platform first. There, facing the guillotine, he was asked if he had any last words. And the rabbi cried out, “I believe in… Read More »