Denyse O’Leary – I call her D’OhLeary for short – quotes John Templeton making the ontological argument for God:
Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?
But this is an awful argument, and especially badly stated here. Let’s try something:
Would it not be strange of a universe without Japanese tentacle sex monsters accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with Japanese tentacle sex monsters?
Or in a more classical form:
Would it not be strange of a universe without a horse for everyone to ride accidentally created people who are obsessed with having a horse to ride.
You more frequently see this expressed as: “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”
Some of wouldn’t [sic] recognize that Templeton Foundation [sic] today. Curious to know what has changed.
Perhaps they watched Firefly.