You just wouldn’t believe the things some people believe.
Unintelligent design – the reason gods so perfectly fit the gaps in the understanding of their followers.(Tweet this)
|First it goes to all the trouble to create a vast universe out of nothing just so it can have a tiny speck of dust on which to create humans, complete with all the plants, animals, air, water, etc, they need.|
Undeterred, instead of learning and just starting over with an improved model, it decides its design failure is all the humans' fault so it'll make do with the faulty ones for a while to see how things turn out.
|Eventually, in a fit of pique, frustrated that its creation isn't working properly and still blaming the design, not the designer, it decides to scrap that design, together with all the animals and plants. But, instead of starting over as any intelligent designer whose prototype doesn’t work would, it just keeps a few of the faulty ones in the hope they'll improve on their own accord, and drowns the rest. |
Apparently, making them just disappear was too difficult, only a mass drowning would work. It's master plan now is to keep creating faulty ones and chucking them in a fire until they learn the error of their ways and correct their own design faults. That'll teach them for not being designed properly!
|Then it decides this ‘new improved’ design (i.e. the same old design) needs some rules because their faults are showing again, so it writes some on some stones. For some god-knows-what reason, it chooses the top of a mountain to do this and leaves a human to carry the stones down. Classy!|
Needless to say, those rules weren't enough and had to be added to soon afterwards, as its creation needed every aspect of their lives micro-managed in great detail, even to the clothes they wore, the food they ate, when they worked, when they rested, how they reproduced and with whom.
All to no avail, apparently! Things just got worse.
|As a last resort, it decides to pretend to be human and come to earth to change all the laws once again, the old ones being no good, apparently. And, to cap it all, so badly is its ‘new improved’ design doing, it decides, for some bizarre reason, that it has to have itself ‘killed’ for a few days to save it in some curiously superstition belief that a blood sacrifice cures things.|
How on earth that was going to work is still a mystery. Even its most fanatical supporters are forever complaining that its creation is STILL not perfect and STILL has the original design fault. Would you buy a car made by this designer?
|And there we have it: two failed creations; two tries at producing rules for micro-managing them because the creations weren’t behaving, and a spectacularly useless empty gesture based bizarrely on some primitive tradition of scapegoats and human sacrifice.|
And its creation is still faulty, according to its followers. And it's all the design's fault, apparently!
What a résumé. Would YOU employ it as a designer?