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The RRS is Back!

Yes, the Rational Response Squad is back in business! I just got a newsletter informing me of this, and inviting me back to their forums. And here is their first action: a Divine Denial of Service Attack!

In retaliation for the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on the Atheist Foundation of Australia and the Global Atheist Community, Brian Sapient is calling all atheists to inundate God with all kinds of useless prayers repeatedly and for one minute beginning Sunday, November 8 at 8p.m. EST. The goal is to knock God’s divinity offline.

This may be the dumbest thing attempted by the RRS yet. They don’t even believe in the power of prayer, so why call for something like this? Not only that, but they are still selling the concept of God as a fininte creature rather than as the infinite Creator. I’m sure that, being omnipotent and omnicient, God can simultaneously listen to all the prayers he wants, sustain the universe, rub his tummy and pat his head.

I’ve taken the time to visit the forums, and sadly, it is still the same arguments sold by Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and Harris. The arguments that never got me motivated or interested enough to finish their books let alone challenge my faith enough to make me an atheist. And, as usual, the arguments haven’t been modified one iota to reflect the interaction our side had with them.

The RRS is sad. Why do I even bother?

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About Cory Tucholski

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Posted on October 26, 2009, in Humor and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. It may be our dumbest move yet, but I laughed hysterically at your post. In fact I’m having a hard time typing I find it so funny. This is great, “This may be the dumbest thing attempted by the RRS yet.” LOL!!!

    Seriously Cory why do you bother? Didn’t you just send me a facebook request? Yeah… I just double checked… you did. Why do you even bother?

  2. What if they do this and then claim it works? I mean people do pray for God to heal them of the flu and then when its gone in a week they say its because of prayer not because the flu lasts about that long. Based on the same rules, if anything that can be interpretted as sign of God being ‘distracted’ occurs at that time (like a Christian getting a bad parking spot at the mall) they can claim success saying “we denied service to God”. Now they say they will direct this at the Christian God. But to ensure success they ought to direct it at the God of Porsperity Preachers like Joel Osteen moreso. Then when they see a Christian not being rich they can say its because of their DDOSA.

  3. What’s really good is that Satan will be so distracted while he is coordinating this DDOSA that Christians will be able to convert massive numbers of people at that time. Well, at least the free will variety will. The Calvinists kinda need God to do all the work, so if he’s distracted the elect will be as screwed as the non-elect who lost the cosmic lottery.

  4. Well, I put my Reformation Day decorations up at my blog today.

  5. Yeah, that is pretty funny. Like God (being omniscient and omnipotent and all that) isn’t going to know what’s going on? Why would He bother listening to atheists who don’t believe in Him or the power of prayer anyway? If the prayer of a righteous man avails much, then it would seem that the fake prayers of a bunch of nonbelievers aren’t going to avail at all. God knows the hearts of men.

    Why would the RSS bother with this thing at all other than to just draw attention to themselves after a leave of absence?

  6. They’re just making in fun of prayer. They aren’t really going to pray on that date in an attempt to overload God. Why are you guys so blind that you actually think they’re going to do that? It almost seems like you are actually worried they might succeed.

  7. I agree with Rey on this one… we all know it can’t succeed… this is why I think it’s just a marketing ploy.

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