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Quote of the Day: Who Are You Talking To?

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What follows is a dialog from the Young Sheldon TV show between Sheldon Cooper (played by Iain Armitage), an atheist, and his Southern Baptist Mom, Mary Cooper (played by Zoe Perry).

Sheldon walks into the kitchen and finds his mom praying . . .

Sheldon: Who are you talking to?

Mom: God.

Sheldon: To yourself, got it.

Sheldon: And you think like Job, God is testing your faith?

Mom: Sure would explain all the bad things that are happening

Sheldon: So believing in a God that is going out of his way to ruin your life is more comforting than believing there’s no God at all?

Mom: Isn’t it past your bedtime?

Gotta love Sheldon. 🙂

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Bruce Gerencser, 65, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 44 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Augustus

    “So believing in a God that is going out of his way to ruin your life is more comforting than believing there’s no God at all?”
    I remember some sort of logical fallacy/innate mentality which states that yes, it is actually more comforting to believe something is going out of its way to cause you trouble than believe all your troubles are random. It’s the root of all conspiracy theories, like Moon landing was a hoax.
    And people would even go to great lengths to prove their conspiracies –
    https://www.aulis.com/investigation.htm

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