gopher: Also, why are atheists criticized for questioning the validity of certain beliefs about deities such as the Bible's God? If God really created with us a brain capable of reasoning on things, surely that God would expect us to use it instead of just accepting what was written in some book or what some religious body told us.
Do you actually believe Terry's opening post was designed to question the validity of a certain belief about a deity?
Terry loathes the stupidity of people who support the deity he questions. His 'questions' have long since been satisfied for himself; he now seeks to inspire others to the same loathing of the vast majority of human minds that he experiences.
Surely that God would expect exactly that, gopher. Which is why Terry's easily discernable outrage is so pathetic, really.
We, who have been given a brain capable of reason, whether we were given it by chance, or by God, or by an Extraterrestrial Terraformational Committee (which is what 'Icthstgy Gh'phastya Ek'el-Kjon loosely translates to ), or by some means we have yet to discover, WE, as a species, audaciously settled our rational minds on belief in Gods. Disbelief in God is a rather recent phenomenon, and some, like Terry, wish to hurry that along as quickly as possible. For some inexplicable reason people who believe in evolution, want evolution to speed up far and away beyond its demonstrated capacity on this issue of belief in deity.
So, who is malcontent with the nature of man, those who accept belief in deity as our ancestors did for many millenia, or those who rage against belief in deity? Self-loathing is a pitiable thing.