Why? I mean, I understand creationism, I understand Robertson and Falwell, but why "Theism?"
I mean, why the number one too? Irrational? What is rational? Anything theistic is irrational, automatically? What is the justification for this? Is there a justification for this?
Please don't tell me "There is no god, and believing in something that doesn't exist is not rational," although I doubt you are that ... limited.
I'm a dipshit.
Even Aquinas argued against Divine Command, it doesn't stand up to logic.
Today I argued with a few ethics classmates about absolutes. If we can take a moral absolute (lying, killing, etc) we will always come up with at least one situation where following the absolute is illogical.
Martin Gardner is assuming that the universe was constructed.
It's just a fun phrase. I think he actually advocated something like pantheism, in which god simply defined physical law and left it be (like Einstein's position).