By Thomas Neubauer, May 19, 2009
What can I say about Dolly Wolfe’s letter but that Fred Phelps wants his sign back.
It has been a long standing position of mine that religion is for those who demand others follow their rules and ideals; spirituality is for people who want to make up things as they go. It would appear like most closed-minded Christians, Dolly wants everyone to live by the same rules she does. This would be fine except that they stem from an outdated and outmoded belief system that states honor killings are OK as well as killing those who work on the Sabbath, all while quoting “thou shalt not kill.” Not only is this a paradox of stupidity and ignorance; it is a tyranny. I am sure the city of La Crosse would like to know when these people intend to start killing people on the Sabbath so they can make use of a sick day.
Also, like most closed-minded Christians, she rails on about arguments that the online atheist community has put to rest a long time ago. This regurgitation of arguments is a typical mode if discourse for the painfully religious. Keep in mind that not one, not even one of her statements, can be proven and she knows this. Call this dishonest if you must; I call it hypocritical.
For the Christians who believe like Dolly does I have a small hurdle for you; try not to hit your face on it.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?