Thursday, November 6, 2008

God's Odds: Bookies Say 4 to 1 Against

"[A] leading bookmaking firm in Britain has shortened odds on the existence of God to 4-1 -- subject to proof," reads a short Religion News Service article by Al Webb.

"The Irish bookie company Paddy Power," continues the article, "actually began taking bets on whether there is a provable God when the multibillion-dollar Large Hadron Collider was switched on last September."

So what are God's odds? Careful and not so careful arguments for and against God's existence are numerous, though they have tended to revolve around the same primary issues throughout the centuries.

Have theists gotten any closer to demonstrating the case for God? Have atheists developed a stronger case against God? Fortunately, God's existence or non-existence does not rest in the hands of bookies.

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