“Magical Thinking”


Lightning fingers are hard on the cuticles…

Atheists often accuse us Christians of invoking “magic” or of engaging in “magical thinking.” But atheists have said some pretty “magical” things themselves. Here’s a little sampling:

“[The Universe created itself in] the ultimate bootstrapping trick.” – Daniel Dennett, atheist philosopher

“Nothing is not nothing. Nothing is something.” – Lawrence Krauss, atheist theoretical physicist

“Because there is a law like gravity, the universe can and will create itself out of nothing.” – Stephen Hawking, atheist cosmologist

What is the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? There is no moral difference between them.” – Alex Rosenberg, atheist philosopher

“The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.” – Albert Camus, atheist philosopher

“It could be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization… designed a form of life that they, perhaps, seeded onto this planet.” – Richard Dawkins, atheist biologist

I’ve heard that Dawkins charges some exorbitant amounts of money for private audiences. But it looks like for the cost of admission one can get a lecture on evolutionary biology and aliens. If you’re thinking of hiring him, though, be warned: he may bring along his pal Lawrence Krauss, who tends to make a lot of something out of nothing.

5 thoughts on ““Magical Thinking”

  1. The Visitor

    I dont see how any of the quotes can be related to magic, maybe you should have given your thoughts on the quotes?


  2. authormbeyer

    “There is no such thing as magic. There is only science we don’t understand yet.” -Mickey, idiot atheist who doesn’t know he’s not supposed to believe in a loving God



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