The claim by believers that God's word is only valid in ancient Hebrew,
classical Arabic or another forgotten language further weakens
the arguments for his existence.
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Compassion and bloodlust.
Chapter Two: Section 5
Problems with God
Chapter One showed us that if there is a God, we cannot be certain about his nature. So let's look at the question from another perspective: Is there a form of god that can exist?
We start by looking at the god described in the Bible and Quran; does the information there support or reject the idea of God? Then we look at general concepts of God and see if they make sense.
2.1: In the Bible
Do inconsistencies in the Bible make it irrelevant?
2.2: The Jesus myth
Biblical evidence suggests that the Son of God never lived
2.3: Other scriptures
What do other scriptures tell us about God?
2.4: Forgotten tongues
Why can God not speak modern languages?
2.5: Male order
God's fondness for men
2.6: Compassion and bloodlust
God claims to be compassionate but frequently causes pain and death
2.7: Disease and disaster
Why do they happen?
2.8: Omniscience and free will
One or the other, not both
2.09: Miracles and prayer
How does God make his presence known?
2.10: Eternal life
Do we really want to live forever?
2.11: Alien beliefs
Do they know God on Betelgeuse?
Finished this chapter? Move on to
God the creator?
God does not have to be the creator of the universe; in some religions the world comes first and then the gods apprear.
In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, however, God is the
creator of the universe. How does he do it?
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If God existed, he would...
admire the beauty of a universe that he did not create
recognize that eternity is meaningless
deny both heaven and hell
disown all men and women who speak in his name
denounce the harm caused by religious "morality"
help the human race to thrive without him
If God existed, he would be an atheist.
What is the difference between science and faith?
science is certain of nothing and requires proof of everything
faith is certain of everything and requires proof of nothing
Which do you trust?
"I know there is no God"
"I believe there is no God"
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