Re: Percontations: Cage Match of God (Robert Wright & John Horgan)
John is uncharacteristically missing the point.
I'm talking about the question he poses to Bob at about 27:00, where Bob praises him for being so far ahead of other atheists simply for asking the question.
My reaction is that the question is entirely beside the point. Earlier in the diavlog John talks about it as a courtroom, and in the courtroom, as in this debate, the question is simple: what is the evidence? Even if we were to agree that belief in some god makes people happier or better off than they would be without it, that wouldn't justify lying to them (my strong interpretation) or just believing in something without evidence (possibly Bob's less pejorative interpretation).