Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Quote of the day

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." - Thomas Paine

Maybe it is just me, but when I read this, I instantly thought of the Muslims. I hate that I think of such a large group of people in this way, but their actions lead me to this.

On a separate note, this is almost a corollary to the Biblical quote, "So God created man in His own image..." (Genesis 1:27). While I am not a Creationist, I do find the concept that God created man in his own image intriguing.

It makes an interesting syllogism: If God created man in His own image, and God is cruel, therefore man must be cruel. What a wretched logic that is.


Myrhaf said...

You got it backwards, Ed! Man created God in his image.

EdMcGon said...

That is probably why I find it intriguing!