Quotations from an interview with Peter Carrol. I like this:
This universe does not appear to be the work of a humanoid sentient deity to me, unless it has a very perverse sense of humour.
And another, which I find a little scary…
I have often found it a good exercise to try and enter the paradigms of people I meet who hold extreme views and to keep taking those views a little further with each turn in the conversation until a positive feedback leads us into realms where the absurdity of the original premise becomes apparent.
…but I like the goal of discovering a core of absurdity.