|CHAPTER 161 Some of the doubters will point out that if there's a God of any kind,
2 He has a lot to answer for,
3 Such as awar,
4 bAnd children who die of plague and cancer and polio and scarlet fever and diphtheria and encephalitis and appendicitis and tuberculosis and cpiginosis and so forth and so on,
5 And saintly people who get run over by dtaxicabs for no reason,
6 eAnd nice families who have one thing after another happen to them,
7 fAnd nasty people who make a ton of money and die happy as a clam,
8 And a lot of other stuff along the same lines.
CHAPTER 171 gSome of the doubters will point out that science makes it pretty tough to believe in any kind of a personal God,
2 hEspecially one who actually walks around on earth,
3 iAnd violates the laws of biology and physics with a bunch of miracles,
4 jThen flies away,
5 kAnd promises to come back later.
CHAPTER 181 Some of the doubters will point out that there are a lot of other things to believe in besides you,
2 Including lBuddhism,
3 And mHinduism,
4 And nTaoism,
5 And oIslam,
6 And pAstrology,
||7 And qNumerology,
8 And rPalmistry,
9 And sPhrenology,
10 And tGraphology,
11 Which all have about the same relationship to known scientific fact,
12 And none of which can be completely rejected as rubbish,
13 uExcept Islam, of course,
14 vAnd possibly Phrenology.
15 And so, they'll argue, why should anyone think that your way is the only way?
16 wWhich is the position your churches always seem to take.
CHAPTER 191 Eventually,
2 xThe doubters will have a pretty big impact,
3 yAnd a lot of people will stop believing in God altogether,
4 Or decide that He died,
5 zFor some reason.
6 A bunch of others will still believe in God,
7 aaSort of,
8 bbDepending on how you look at it,
9 But not in you.
10 And the political situation won't be much help either,
11 Because someday an atheist will complain,
12 And they'll outlaw any mention of you or the Bible in all the schools,
14 ccSo that after a good long while, people won't have a very clear idea about anything you did or said,
15 Or might have done or said,
16 ddExcept that your name will still be a pretty popular swearword.