Catherine Pepinster, professional Catholic

Being in a garden is good for you, science proves it. The Big Book of Magic Stuff says so too, so science has proved that the Big Book of Magic Stuff is correct in every single detail. This is a spiritual thing.


6 thoughts on “Catherine Pepinster, professional Catholic

    1. “If her deity likes “life” so much, why is so much of the Universe utterly hostile to it?” – no doubt the specialness of “life” is infinitely enhanced because Pepinster’s IMF created this planet just for us. Humility be damned.


  1. Funny how each religion’s ‘special’ book explains life in the area where it was written but doesn’t have anything to explain those bits to others around the world.
    As Matt says, the universe is utterly hostile to life, but most of the earth is hostile to large mammal life too.
    Pepinster’s supposed divine scriptures, being based on the landscapes of the eastern Mediterranean, describe deserts, lush river valleys and the wildlife of that area. What did early British based bible readers think a desert was? How do you explain them to an Arctic dwelling Inuit or an Amazon forest hunter?
    Killing a goat for sacrifice wasn’t an option in Australasia, so why doesn’t the bible say “or, if a goat isn’t available, sacrifice a mammal that is.” Because it was written by particular men for their particular people, not by any supernatural entity.
    Please, TFTD presenters, stop trying to wheedle science into your nonsense.


  2. Catherine Pepinster appears to regard purely natural phenomena, such as the cycle of the seasons or the fact that plants grow well in river valleys, as the work of the IMF. But it’s much more interesting, educative and rewarding to try to understand the physics, chemistry and biology behind such phenomena. Simply pointing and saying “Goddidit” is intellectually and emotionally barren.

    As Dawkins once said, “The problem with religion is that it makes you satisfied with not knowing anything”.


  3. @StephenJP, very well put. Your points reminded me of the old story of the Vicar, pausing at the garden gate of one of his parishioners and remarking to the toiling gardener: “What a wonderful job you and Our Lord God have done in this lovely garden.” To which the humble cottar replied: “Aye, Reverend, but you should’ve seen it when the Lord God had it all to hi’self!”

    Of course, all our domestic and public gardens, from the tenement window box to the sprawling landscaped park are the result of centuries of human intervention in nature. Hybridising, grafting, and other techniques developed by human hands have given us the horticultural beauty we enjoy today. Religious people would argue, of course, that their IMF inspired humans to do this; but most still seem to believe something akin to Mrs C. F. Alexander’s fiction about ‘each little flower that opens’ being created by a deity.


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