July 11, 2010

Thought for 07.11.10

Asking, “Does God exist?” is like asking, “Does air breathe?”

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

2 comments:

JCF said...

About 15 years ago, I found an unpacking of That Question (IIRC, by Gabriel Moran) which similarly pointed out its nonsensicality. Again IIRC, something like "Existence means 'to stand out separately from the background'. So does God exist? Of course not!"

In this sense, it seems to me that "Evil exists" in a way that God does not. How could "God" be God, if "God" were not BIGGER/BEYOND "the background"?

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

JCF, I came across an article recently, and now can't remember the author, who suggested that by even raising the question of God's existence one is getting in to the Hitchens and Dawkins sorts of folks who think of God in a premodern sense and then debunk God.