February 29, 2012

Isn't Everything Better than Hell's Fire?

Richard Dawkins
“I’d go to church just to reduce the probability of spending eternity in Hell with Richard Dawkins.”

Fr. Z is absolutely right, that’s a great, attention-grabbing title. And as it was not enough, there are many other possible applications in addition to the one mentioned in the title: just substitute Richard Dawkins with some other guy’s/gal’s name/surname … there might turn out to be a lot of interesting alternatives, say Sean Penn, George Soros, Dan Savage, Jay Carney, Dan Brown…

P.S. Hey, I was just kidding! Everybody knows that Richard Dawkins is an honorable man, and so are all the above mentioned, all honorable men! However, apart from the title, the post itself is very good and well worth reading—a kind of a twenty-first century version of Pascal’s Wager!


  1. An honorable man, yes, but that doesn't mean that he's a *pleasant* fellow... I find him obnoxious, rude, and obtuse. Which makes the headline all the more funny.

  2. An honorable man in the Shakespearean sense (Julius Caesar , Act 3, Scene 2) ... ;-)