Greetings, I have difficult news for you; You already agree that your god doesn’t exist. Let me explain. Don’t worry its fairly simple.
Let’s start with how your god can be demonstrated, detected or discerned. Most believers cite prophecies, miracles, answered prayers and divine experiences as being affects of the divine. This is merely a claim, not a demonstration. Any valid demonstration would involve the causer recreating the event in person. No matter how directly or quickly a prayer seems to be answered, even if it’s only repeatable by using God’s name, nothing is showing us what is actually causing the event. Even if such events did happen (and they don’t), all you’re doing is labeling it with your favorite myth and not demonstrating the event’s cause. The fact remains that your god belongs on the huge list of indemonstrable myths, right next to unicorns, faeries, advanced aliens and all the other gods.
Now please be honest and put into words how you view those other unverifiable examples, like unicorns and faeries. More than likely, you confidently feel justified in saying “they do not exist”. So to be fair and consistent, all other equally unverified myths also “do not exist”. Please Think on that a moment. Is your mind trying to qualify how your favorite myth, your god, is somehow more evidenced than faeries? You’d be the first to do so.
I realize you might fall back on having faith that God is real or maybe feeling God in your heart, or perhaps unexplained personal experiences, but none of that is evidence of your myth, any more than the others. Any such basis for belief has the same flaw as before; the experience doesn’t demonstrate the cause you claim it does. Your conviction that it’s only evidence of your god, reveals how you were conditioned to perceive such things, instead of questioning the validity of ridiculously biased claims. Actually, the only conclusion to honestly make is if a personal, creator-god exists, it uses methods and powers which are indistinguishable from nature and has left itself utterly indiscernible. Experiences, miracles and writings, etc, simply cannot be evidentially linked to such a being, so ultimately your god has the same detectable qualities as all those other myths, which simply don’t exist. Going forward, feel free to believe in gods, faeries and unicorns as needed for imaginary friends, but don’t insult your reasonable neighbors by insisting that any of your favorite myths are more real than the others. Thanks.
Considering all this, ask yourself the big questions: “Did somebody show you real evidence of God in order to convince you to believe? Or does your god myth rightfully belong with other gods, unicorns and faeries and you’ve just been convinced to believe otherwise?”
Other Challenges you may have and some responses:
- What’s the harm in believing in God? >> Here’s the harm of endorsing religious faith. Your Shameful God Beliefs
- Why not believe in God & Heaven just in case? >> Because it would be horrible! How Heaven Fails With A Hell also see: Refuting Pascals Wager
- Believe in God by faith, then he reveals himself to you >> No that’s just your brainwashing. Only ATHEISM is Freedom
- THERE ARE MANY ARGUMENTS FOR GOD >> Pick your arguments (a work in progress): The RTC GUIDE also see IronChariots.org Responses
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