Sunday, 2 March 2014

douglas adams' fairies line

It has always puzzled me that this rather patronising line from Douglas Adams seems to be considered by some as a killer quote in relation to the question of the existence of God or anything beyond the material:

'Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?'

The obvious reply is surely, 'Indeed. But it might cause you to believe that there is a Gardener.'