Do you know any building that did not have a builder?

Published April 11th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

1. Do you know any building that did not have a builder? Yes? No?
2. Do you know any painting that did not have a painter? Yes? No?
3. Do you know any car that did not have a maker? Yes? No?
If you answered “Yes” to any of those statements… please give details:______________________…



171 Responses to “Do you know any building that did not have a builder?”

  1. Lasleyb says:

    Comparing the world to a building or work of art is an absolutlely terrible arguement. If you look at Darfur, Gitmo, or any impoverished tin roofed town in the world; you would have to agree that no higher order of human would create something. Only the Great Starchy One can be responsible.

  2. theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

    One question back at you:

    Why did you only list inatimate objects? Do you REALLY expect a
    fucking painting to evolve? Perhaps you don’t understand the concept
    behind evolution – that there are trials and errors, and thousands of
    generations involving LIVING, FUNCTIONAL beings. How do you apply
    natural selection to a damn building?

    Let me guess – you heard this argument during a sermon and bought it
    hook line and sinker without any reasoning on your own.

  3. Garrick McElroy says:

    #151 took the letters right out of my mouth.

    Here’s to hoping His Noodly Appendage touches you,
    -GM
    RAmen

    If you have any questions about, or just want to discuss the existence of the FSM, you can reach me at kanastag@comcast.net

  4. Bagelsauce says:

    It’s difficult to defeat an argument like this. This is a type of argument called a “straw man argument” that “creates the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar proposition (the “straw man”), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.” But I’ll give it a shot:
    The earth and life within it formed inevitably, not spontaneously. The laws of physics works such that atoms move and collide, bond, break, and decompose trillions of times every fraction of a second. Over time they inevitably create membranes and more complex molecules, and attempt to create life over and over again. It is as though the earth is a machine who’s sole purpose is to make an innumerable number of attempts to create life every second of every day. Life only took 300 millions years to form on earth, that’s not very long.
    Now we cannot forget that it IS possible for a mona lisa to emerge when buckets of paint paint are randomly spilled onto a canvas. Unlikely, but possible. And it IS possible for a pile of metal on the ground to spontaneously become a car or a building. Each of these phenomena would take trillions of buckets of spilled paint, trillions of piles of metal, and millions of years of trying, but they would eventually happen one way or the other.
    Earth was such an environment where we possessed the myriad paint buckets and canvases and years that we needed. So if you can somehow arrange for an unthinkable amount of paint to spill on an unthinkable amount of canvas for 300 million years, you’d probably find that more than one mona lisa had emerged along with starry night, picnic on the grass, many campbells’ soup cans, and possibly a portrait of the holy FSM.

    Hope that helps,
    - Bagelsauce

  5. Ian says:

    1) No, but there are some buildings with unknown creators, In example, Stone Henge
    2) No, but there are arguments on who did what art, in example, no one KNOWS who shakespeare was.
    3) No, but you can’t say it was ONE DEFINATE GUY who created the car unless you saw him can you?

    It’s not a religion saying “there is no god” just a religion saying “god is not god, FSM is.”

  6. pow mia flags says:

    I found a site yesteday that appeared much similar to this, are everyone positive another person is not duplicating this website?

  7. Maleficus says:

    “1. Do you know any building that did not have a builder?”
    A cave.

    “2. Do you know any painting that did not have a painter? Yes? No?”
    The sunset.

    “3. Do you know any car that did not have a maker? Yes? No?”
    A horse.

    And DONT try to tell me “God made those things”, because that was Nature, and never says in the Bible that God and the Earth are the same thing. Quite the opposite, in fact.

  8. Zuri says:

    What the heck does this have to do with anything?

    • puppygoogoo says:

      Zuri,

      Im not sure what your question means? Are you replying to the original/previous posts? Are you upset that there are logical responses to the original questions? Please dont make random statements.

      Cheers

      Puppygoogoo

      • Zuri says:

        I was adressing the original hate mail.

    • TiltedHorizon says:

      The OP was attempting to evidence the existence of god by logically pointing out that every creation has a creator. The problem, which requires a considerable amount of mental gymnastics to ignore, is for the point to be true then god must also have a creator, and god’s creator has to have a creator, and that creator has a creator, etc, etc, forever.

      The other argument I have heard which is equally fallacious is: “Something cannot come from nothing”. An argument predicated on god (which qualifies as ‘something’) coming from nothing to create everything.

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