The chaps over at The Philosphers Magazine have some interesting things to say on the subject of Nessy and God which I disagree with. Either there is a serious flaw in their logic. Or they are unable to follow the logic of my belief system. I’m not sure which. But apparently from all logic points of view God and the Loch Ness Monster are equals. Strange then that I’ve not hear the theory of Nessy creating the universe one afternoon. Nessy
If, despite years of trying, no strong evidence or argument has been presented to show that there is a Loch Ness monster, it is rational to believe that such a monster does not exist.
As long as there are no compelling arguments or evidence that show that God does not exist, atheism is a matter of faith, not rationality.
The big problem I have with this is the nature of God and the nature of Nessy. IF Nessy does indeed exist, it is agreed that she is some sort of giant lizard type creature, that is limited by the same rules of nature that we (humans) are, logic, chemistry, physics, the lot. Therefore we must be able to find her eventually. IF God does indeed exist, it is agreed that she is not a giant lizard type creature, and is not limited by any laws of the universe that we know of or any of the laws of the universe that we haven’t yet discovered. Therefore we may never be able to find her, not matter how hard we look.