Busses in Washington DC over Christmas 2008 were decorated with this slogan, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.” The American Humanist Association are funding a similar advertising campaign to the the one launched in London by their British counterparts a few months ago.
Recently Sir David Attenborough made a comment about the larvae of the black simulium fly which finds it’s way under the skin to it’s host victim’s eye and then slowly and painfully blinds them. He wondered how a merciful God could have created such a thing. The statement, when examined logically, was one of disbelief in a merciful creator.
Richard Dawkins has a view that the thousands of creatures who suffer and die every minute of every day is an indication that the universe is ungoverned – ie: there cannot be any god because of all the pain.
The sea will rise by 10m by next Tuesday, food will become so expensive that people will die by the millions, mosquitoes will thrive while bees will die, a natural part of global warming will be global cooling, etc, etc.