A Christian troll posted this picture that states this as an atheist’s nightmare. He didn’t really care to explain why… I assume he just like the picture but doesn’t really understand it.
Anyway, it’s a picture of a nut and a bolt. There is a statement that says, “What comes into your mind when you see this in the very first time?” Then it asks, “Does it has a purpose?” The last statement is asking the viewer to explain his/her observation.
Obviously, the picture is trying to convey a message… uh, something like “everything that exists has a purpose.” Well, that’s because Theists (especially Christians) believed that God made man to do a certain purpose. I don’t know. I’m not really in the mood in opening my 21 sets of different Bible today… but, the purpose they say (as I remember my Born-Again Christian time) is to glorify God. Hmm… a perfect being created beings with a mere purpose of glorifying Him. Weird huh?
Anyway, going back to the picture.
Does that picture did a good job in expressing the thought?
Do the nut and bolt have a purpose? Sure it does. It was designed that way. It’s man-made for crying out loud!
You don’t get a nut and a bolt in Nature. Steel is not formed into the shape of a nut and bolt. It was designed. It was fabricated. So if I saw that picture in the very first time the first thing that will come into my mind (other that sex) is the nut and bolt is man-made. It was designed with a purpose.
Now let us make a picture with a more accurate message.
The picture (below) is one of Jupiter’s moon Thebe. Now, let us ask the Theist troll (if he has the guts to answer real no nonsense questions…Hmmmm… I guess not) anyway, going back. Let us ask ourselves, what is the purpose of Thebe for mankind?
Remember, there is no grand cosmic purpose. When you were born here on Earth, it’s all blank pages. We create our own purpose in life. You create your own journey and you are accountable on your own direction. As the Cheshire Cat has said to Alice, "Well then, it doesn't really matter which path you take."
Until next time.