Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How Some Atheists Make It Harder For Themselves

The Graham Norton Show tonight.
Rapper 50 Cent is invited to share his history with the audience. Urged on by the host he tells us how he was born to a teenage, drug-dealing mother in one of the poorest & meanest neighbourhoods of America, how he never knew his dad, how his mother was murdered at 23, how he followed in her footsteps and how, by age 12, had become a drug dealer.
Then he talks about the birth of his son and how it profoundly pushed him to move in the right direction (as opposed to his mother, who used his birth to move in the wrong one). He speaks of giving up the criminal life, taking up music seriously and signing up with a top record label. Then he describes getting shot 9 times. And surviving.

When asked what saved him, 50 Cent says it was god.

To which the other guest on the sofa responds (and I'm paraphrasing): If god was watching out for you, why didn't he step in a moment sooner so you wouldn't get shot 9 times?


  1. Banno, I loved your rasgulla post so much! It stayed with me for a long time :)

  2. Why do I get the feeling the other guest was Dawkins?

  3. Umm, why isn't that a valid question? What's so assholish about that? How's this guest "making it harder" for himself?

    1. The question is extremely valid. The timing is kinda crap, dontcha think?