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Atheists Are Arrogant?

07 Dec
Quote of the year lol:
 
"Wait, you think that because I'm an atheist I'm arrogant? How do you figure that? I think that we're here by accident, by lucky chance. Anyone who feels lucky, by the nature of "luck", can't be arrogant. Luck implies that the chances were against us but we got something anyway. What's arrogant, I'm afraid, is the belief that the universe was created for us. What's even more arrogant than that, is that, is the belief that you, you, have a personal relationship with the creator of the ENTIRE universe! That is arrogance on a literally galactic scale! On a cosmic scale! What the hell! That is arrogance literally the size of the whole universe! And the universe is HUGE!
 
(…) …Think about it like this, man. Every single time you wash your hands, or take a shower, or clean anything, you're not killing 100% of the germs you're attempting to clean. No, there is usually like 0.01% of germs left on your hands after washing them, or still on your body after taking a shower. Now, the universe itself is just as hostile to us as your soap is to germs. As a matter of fact, even more so because the universe is a couple hundred levels of magnitude more hostile to human life than your handsoap over there. To think that the universe was created for us is to think that you took a shower for the benefit of the germs on your skin. That is how absurd a belief that the universe was created for us is. I want you to think about this every time you take a shower: I am taking a shower for the benefit of the germs on my skin, because the universe is just as hostile to, and even more hostile to, human life that this soap I'm using is to the germs on my skin. That's how absurd it is!
 
But that's not even the worst of it. No, the worst of it is that not only are you arrogant enough to think that the universe was created for our benefit, and that you have a personal relationship with the creator of this universe, but that the creator of this universe, that you have a personal relationship with, actually took time out of his massive universe creating and maintaining duties to take on human form and preach a bunch of nonsense for a year and get executed. That he basically took human form and killed that human likeness of himself for you! I mean, there are only two ideologies, two philosophies, that are more arrogant than that: literally thinking that you yourself are the creator of the universe and then solipsism. Solipsism! One of the most batshit insane ideas ever created! (…)
 
As a matter of fact, now that I'm talking about it, even that part is not the worst of it. No, the most appalling part of this entire worldview is that all of this arrogance is packaged under the guise of humility! I can't even fathom how… I dunno, how offensive that is! HUMILITY! It boggles the mind! That's like 1984, like war is peace, freedom is slavery, and all that stuff."
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