The guy's comments are a bit offensive to me anyway...(but it does give me the urge to speak my mind and I hope I don't annoy too many people by daring to air my opinion).
In this day of religious zealots blowing themselves up and killing innocents I find the whole religious zealot thing wearing very thin. These people are nothing more than attention hogs and they don't care who they hurt to get their attention fix.
In my humble opinion God is good will and the organizational forces of the universes, not an entity that would condone focused genocide (I suppose genocide might fall into an organizational force, but would not qualify as good will).
First impression: this guy seems like the kind of fellow that would get a charge out of blowing himself up to take out a handful of folks that would DARE to have a slightly different opinion than he has. That's been done before and anyone into that kind of thing is beyond evil and pathetic. I suppose it's more likely that he just likes to aggravate people.
I hope that I'm wrong, it would be nice if we could all just get along here.
As the Earth's population increases and conditions become more difficult, more people with bad intentions toward others will surface and they play out their drama on our stage. Things are about as good right now as they will ever be.
If anyone wants to crusade to make the Earth a better place they should stand on a soapbox and talk about overpopulation, not religion.
I actually know real people that are so enraptured with religion that they don't even think about overpopulation and pollution problems. They believe that if the Earth becomes too polluted or overpopulated that it becomes uncomfortable that God will simply take care of it, God will fix everything. They believe that people should have as many babies as they can because (according to the bible) God said "be fruitful and multiply" and there was nothing in the bible about worrying about overpopulation or pollution so there is no need for us to concern ourselves with such trivial matters, God will take care of everything and all we need to do is be nice and multiply.
I don't even want to get into the radical muslim interpretation of religions, they are surrealistically illogical and hurtful.
I am a true believer in God and religion, but I am also a scientist. Harming and irritating other fellow beings has no place in religion as I understand it. Making this planet a better place should be everyone's priority and we are wasting precious time squabbling about silly matters of our personal interpretation of religion. There is only one God and he is likely not exactly like any of our many religious interpretations. For us, understanding God is probably like an amoeba trying to understand the universe as we currently know it. We are simply not intelligent enough to fully understand God but can only form opinions and everyone and their grandma has their own personal opinions.
If we have more time and can evolve ourselves and our machines we will be able to get a better glimpse of God. For now, we need to buy ourselves more time by limiting overpopulation which is the major cause of nearly every malady effecting the human race.
I'll never truly understand why some folks get so heated up about evolution vs God, as far as I can tell they go together perfectly.
I would imagine that the purpose of life is to contribute to the betterment of our lot on Earth and our future on Earth so that we can evolve/change into a creature that can become closer to God. If we cannot, maybe the future evolution of another species on Earth can achieve this. There may be many entities in our universe(s) that have an opportunity to evolve into something more capable of communicating with God.
On Earth we have made great progress over the past few billion years but we are still lacking. Our communication, understanding, and control skills are sorely lacking. Our future evolution seems that it will be irrevocably entwined with machines, hopefully that will be a good thing and not a bad thing. It's up to us, we need to focus on better intelligence, communication, understanding, and control.
I hope that I didn't offend anyone, this is simply my humble opinion.