1×1=1 Therefore god

I don’t know about you, but for me, this is the poorest kind of apologetics. I am aware men more intelligent that yours truly have used modal logic to try to demonstrate or proof the being of a god, this fellow right here is taking us for a really long ride. He tells us, with confidence, that until now, faith has not had evidence thorough enough to convince anyone that a deity has brought this universe into being. First, though, god can be anything- a computer program, a force, could be sentient being or maybe not- who knows.

How are we to get from 111111112 to the existence of a god, you ask? It’s through a specie of the argument from design. We are made to imagine a spire appearing somewhere in Mars. That several probes sent to observe this spire all arrive to the same conclusion that this spire must have been designed. This far, the same arguments that are fatal to the design argument apply here. But let’s hold here it for a moment.

Our interlocutor wants us to believe 1*1=1 because it was designed by some higher intelligence. I have used 1*1=1 instead of 111111112 to make the point that this argument is really weak. Am sure, Neil will agree, that as far as math is concerned, 1*1=1 regardless of the planet we are in. That 111111112 gives us 12345678987654321 is not different from the fact that we get 1 when 1*1. And if you find this beautiful, who am i to stop you, besides, beauty, they say depends on the beerholder.

Maybe I am missing something.

In other interesting news, this Nigerian has decided to tackle superstition in his home country head on. I do hope he manages to stay out of jail for much longer. He, really, is the mad man in the market who has killed god.

About makagutu

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

28 thoughts on “1×1=1 Therefore god

  1. gee, math works so therefore “god”, but still unable to show what this god is or which god it is. It is indeed some of the worst apologetics.

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  2. shelldigger says:

    Oh geez, the designer argument? Really? Oh, and maths.

    Stinks of crank, kook, or crazy, to me. Only the deluded fall for the idiocy of the deluded.


  3. Neil Rickert says:

    Mathematics is man made. So I guess we could conclude from this apologetics argument, that man created God.

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  4. john zande says:

    Long eared jerboa + 1 sandal = GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good on Gbenga! Nigeria is a seriously messed up country.

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  5. renudepride says:

    It must be a remarkable new variant of Spring fever. Everyone appears to be losing their mind! Have a great weekend, my Kenyan brother! Naked hugs 🙂


  6. ladysighs says:

    I read the article on BBC about the Nigerian.
    The first line was:
    Warning: This article contains details that might be offensive to some readers

    I see this warning in so many places. And it irritates me to see the warning.

    I always wonder who they thought would be irritated by the content. The religious nuts? or the rational folks? Or is it 50/50.


  7. I like the term ‘beerholder’, as in most cases like this, too much alcohol or mystical drugs are usually involved when someone has an insightful religious revelation.


  8. Barry says:

    Jonmaas doesn’t seem to understand that mathematics is a product of an intelligent being just like the one that created his spire. It is evidence of an intelligent mind (human or alien), not of a supernatural creator. Mathematics is an amazing tool that we have created/developed to help us better understand the world. It doesn’t exist independent of us.

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