Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 1956

Res Ipsa Loquitur        Happy Easter

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him

Voltaire's statement was made as part of his larger argument that the existence of God and/or belief in God are beneficial and necessary for civilized society to function. The larger context of the debate in which he was engaged at the time indicates that he did not intend this statement to be an ironic quip essentially claiming that God is fictional, as it is commonly used today.

In fact, the statement was made as part of a piece that he wrote comdemning and refuting an atheistic essay called "The Three Imposters".
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