Quis nodit ipsos noditores?
Some might say nate
. Some might say God
would say that it's impossible for the noders to have been noded, and we must all have self-noded at some far point in the past, and that nate doesn't exist, because he said so.
The average fundamentalist
would say that we were all node
d in a single instant on the day E2
The serious question here is: is it fair to argue that God cannot exist by means of an argument of infinite regress
No. For one, God could have evolved. For two, s/he need never have been created - this is still an infinite regress, but it lacks the escalation of 'meta-God'. For three, why not believe in an infinite regress? For four, if God needs to have a beginning, why not posit a Big Bang
like event for him/her?
Dr Dawkins has problems.
Of course, none of this proves or demonstrates the existence of God, only of the fallaciousness of Dawkins' arguments.
Damn, this was meant to be a joke node, and it got all serious.
ZamZ: Well said. I for one believe it's my duty to improve the world, and not to sit around pretending God (should s/he exist) is going to save my sorry behind. To couch it in noder-terms, you should vote on nodes, not on personalities. :-)