Robert G Ingersoll on the Deist God


A few years ago the Deists denied the inspiration of the bible on account of its cruelty. At the same time, they worshiped what they were pleased to call the God of Nature. Now we are convinced that Nature is as cruel as the bible; so that if the God of Nature did not write the bible, this god at least has caused earthquakes and pestilence and famine, and this god has allowed millions of his children to destroy one another. So that now we have arrived at the question- not as whether the bible is inspired and not as to whether Jehovah is the real God but whether there is a god or not. The intelligence of christendom today does not believe in an inspired art or an inspired literature. If there be an infinite god, inspiration in some particular regard would be a patch-it would be the puttying of a crack, the hiding of a defect, in other words, it would show that the general plan was defective.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

9 thoughts on “Robert G Ingersoll on the Deist God

  1. john zande says:

    It’s the problem of natural evil, namely the suffering of animals. This one completely stumps apologists. I hope some theist engages this forum. i’d be interested to hear how they deal with it…

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  2. Michelle says:

    I believe the reason there are so many bad things in the world is because of the fall of humanity. God does not cause these things to happen.

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    • makagutu says:

      Michelle, please indulge me. Who fault is it humanity fell?
      Are you implying natural calamities like the tsunami of 2006 Dec is all our fault? Do you actually believe this?

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  3. emmylgant says:

    I am definitely entertained. Smile.

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