God isn’t real (in this universe)

I have no way of knowing, but I strongly suspect that the Christian God is not watching over this world. Our universe is filled with horrors. It is filled with people who undergo unfathomably terrible experiences causing them to lose faith, and consequently—according to theologians—people who will not be welcomed at the pearly gates. 

So God allows rape and torture to happen. He watches over every last minute of it and says, “I will do nothing to stop your misery though I am able. And if you still do not love me after this awful experience, I will damn you to an experience even worse.” 

Even if God didn’t stop the rape and torture, wouldn’t it be reasonable to ask he at least does not condemn its apostate victims to an ever worse fate? Does an omnipotent god need his ego stroked above all else? Even the individual rights of his own creations are below this egotism?

If God wants to be worshipped, then he should be worth worshipping. I see no convincing evidence for a both benevolent and omnipotent god in this universe.

 

-AD

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  2 comments for “God isn’t real (in this universe)

  1. July 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Based on Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, it seems that yes, god does only care about having his ego stroked. And being fed. He really likes meat.

  2. July 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I would argue that you can know that there is no god as described by humans in this universe. These gods have very distinct aspects. If we can’t find anything like them, then there is a way to know that they don’t exist. The only way around this, a way that many Christians use, is to make their god more and more vague e.g. if you can’t define it, you can always claim that it still might be out there.

    thanks for the follow, by the way 🙂

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