Oh oh, treading on thin ice here! This quote makes sense to me because
the statement that you don’t believe there is a god is one statement, from
which all other statements or beliefs about God disappear. If there is a
God he/she might be offended, who knows.
A religion, meanwhile, goes to the opposite extreme. It tries to define
God to the nth degree. It explains the who, what, where, when and why
of everything. It explains the government of the after-life and the social
structure, what feelings you will and will not have, what emotions, etc.
It explains how long the after-life will last (hint; it is a LONG time). In other
words, it explains more than than it can possibly know. If there is a God,
he or she might be offended by that as well.
Which extreme is more offensive?
Having said that, what do you think? And just as importantly (to me) how do
you interpret the drawing?
quote by Edmond de Goncourt, 1822-1896, French writer