Smug atheists like to “counter” belief in God by pointing to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
As I understand it, the argument is, “God can’t be proven not to exist, but neither can the Flying Spaghetti Monster; therefore…God is no more likely than a Flying Spaghetti Monster.”
That’s the “logical” component, but it’s a just an excuse. What matters to FSM mockers is nursing their smug sense of superiority: “Ha-ha, you are soooo stupid but I’m smart and funny and better than you.”
There’s no denying that moron deists can be pained and confused by the Spaghetti simile. There’s also no denying that most deists are morons. It’s a quality they share with most atheists…especially those who feel the God/Pasta comparison makes an actual point.
Why isn’t it a valid comparison? The concept of God explains things. Important things, like right and wrong and good and evil and how one can be in conflict with one’s own self. Whereas the Flying Spaghetti Monster explains…absolutely nothing. It’s a silly answer to an unasked question, like its cousins the Burrowing Root Beer Beast and the Undulating Ugli Unseelie.
The idiocy of the FSM folks is amazing, even for spoiled and jaded Westerners. “God” is the Occam’s razor answer to “where did ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ come from?” It’s militant atheists who need ponderous and ever-changing theories of “Selfish Genes” and “Darwinian Altruism” or whatever. It’s they who multiply entities needlessly and who ignore the necessary implications of professed beliefs.
That’s not to say that simplest answer = best answer, of course. The quick answer to “why does the sky orbit the Earth?” is that the sky orbits the Earth. But if you stick with that, your simple answer won’t stay that way.
Obviously I believe it’s the mil-atheists who are the celestial sphere-heads here. They’re kept feverishly constructing and revising explanations for the differences between people and nature.
I value thoughtful atheists the same way I do all thoughtful people: as treasured oddities almost never encountered. But FSM “worshippers” are the exact opposite: the lowest of the intellectual low.
Now here’s some footage from Alberta. I’m not saying the landscape is proof of God’s handiwork, but note the damn fine production values: