Mathematics Of The
Christian Faith (by Sogree)
12 billion years ago god created the Universe
On a timescale of the Universe (100 percent) the Earth has existed for 42 percent of the time
Thus, god has, for 99,999982 percent of time (rounded downwards = 11,999,997,960 years), been bored, has done nothing. He has been waiting for us, only to leave us behind “alone” once again. Why? For eating an apple, that’s why! I know time is nothing to God, but this is preposterous.
This piece was edited on 1 August 2004 by the original author to correct an error: what now reads “11,999,997,960” originally read “1,199,999,784,000” — a trifle long for the Universe to have existed, don’t you think?
“The Lord slew Onan, and to this day the Christian world
cannot understand why he stopped with Onan, instead of
slaying all the inhabitants for three hundred miles around —
they being innocent of offense, and therefore the very ones
he would usually slay. For that had always been his idea of
fair dealing. If he had had a motto, it would have read, ‘Let
no innocent person escape.’”
— Mark Twain, Letters From The Earth, Letter X
“The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round,
for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more
faith in a shadow than in the church.”
“The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more
to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than
a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and
— George Bernard Shaw
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