Atheist Meme of the Day: “Mysterious Ways” is a Terrible Excuse

Scarlet letter Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!

“God works in mysterious ways” is a terrible explanation for why there’s suffering. If you think you know enough about God to know that he exists and causes the good things in life, then you should have an explanation for why he causes the terrible things as well. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.


  1. Nakor says

    I once saw an argument that this reminded me of. If the Judeo-Christian religions can claim God is good and all the bad things are his mysterious ways, is it not an equally valid argument that God is evil/bad, and the good things are his mysterious ways? Of course, neither argument is terribly good, but it makes for an amusing thought.

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