Insignificant

Oh but it was all created with you in mind.. of course.

Views: 223

Comment by James Cox on September 7, 2012 at 7:33am

But again so very wonderous.....

Comment by SteveInCO on September 12, 2012 at 10:37pm

Well, certainly the facts given are true.

Let's consider the notion of "significance."  It's an evaluation of importance.  Doesn't it come with a "...to whom," as in, "significant to whom"? Or is there some sort of cosmic "significance" independent of any consciousness doing the evaluating?  I don't think so.  Significance is in the mind of the beholder.

I am significant, to myself and to certain others, and that's regardless of how physically nano-puny I am compared to the universe.  But I won't make the mistake of assuming I am significant to everything and everyone in the universe, and I sure as fuck won't invent a god and pretend he thinks I am; if anything, a hypothetical god would actually regard me and everything else on this planet, and this whole freaking galaxy, as quite insignificant.  (Unless intelligent life is both prized by him and very, very rare.)

Comment by Unseen on September 13, 2012 at 12:42am

But don't you know (snicker), you're important to GOD. After all, he knows when every sparrow falls and when every pedophile priest has his way with a choirboy.

Comment by Logicallunatic on September 13, 2012 at 12:48am

True of course, but I don't care for the whole "we are an insignificant speck of dust in the cosmos" attitude to be honest. It could paint atheists in a negative light. If it must be used then it should always be followed by something with a positive spin like how lucky we are to be here to try to discover the universe. 

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

hebrew bullshit

Started by seamus mc ardle in Small Talk. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

Does Human Nature Change?

Started by Tom Sarbeck in Philosophy. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 9 hours ago. 7 Replies

Sharia Law is a reality

Started by David Boots in Small Talk. Last reply by Jake LaFort on Thursday. 6 Replies

Blog Posts

Leo - the lion

Posted by Brad Snowder on April 23, 2017 at 1:25am 2 Comments

When did this happen?

Posted by Ron Humphrey on April 17, 2017 at 4:24am 1 Comment

© 2017   Created by Rebel.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service