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Gaius Baltar talking about religion while being tortured

Philosophy

by j0zf on Sunday February 19th, 2012 1:55 pm

Three: There's no such thing as coincidence. God wills the universe according to his design.

Gaius Baltar: I'm a scientist. And as a scientist, I believe that if God exists our knowledge of him is imperfect. Why? Because the stories and myths we have are the products of men. The passage of time. That religion in practice is based o­n a theory. Impossible to prove. Yet you bestow it with absolutes like, "There is no such thing as coincidence."

Three: It's called faith.

Baltar: Absolute belief in God's will means there's a reason for everything. Everything! And yet you can't help ask yourself how God can allow death and destruction and then despise yourself for asking. But the truth is, if we knew God's will, we'd all be Gods, wouldn't we? I can see it in your eyes, D'Anna. You're frustrated. You're conflicted. Let me help you. Let me help you change. Find a way to reconcile your faith with fact. Find a way towards a rational universe.
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