Why there is no “God”


This is the type of blog entry that really gets the “believers” heated. I like to say they are so blinded by their faith in the unreasonable that they refuse to take a long, hard look at the facts, and allow themselves to think for a minute that they could possibly be wrong. Also, although this blog entry targets Christians in particular, it could easily be applied to any religion, especially those who believe in an all powerful mono-theistic supernatural being.

My first thought anytime someone suggests a god is responsible for our existence is the following. Why do we believe in such a thing? Why is it that a book, written thousands of years ago by nomads wandering through the desert, could possibly be taken seriously in modern times? These unfortunate souls had no understanding of anything. They didn’t know why the Sun even came up each day. In fact, some of those people even thought the Sun must be their god. These were people who were alone and scared, often fighting against the odds to survive in a world where every day was a chance to be mauled by some wild animal or even killed by another tribe. They didn’t understand some of the basic fundamental facts about how the world and the universe behave, that we humans have only just discovered over the past several 100’s of years.

Just about any believer in God will emphatically fall back on the bible as one of their proofs of the existence of a god. I personally find this disturbing, as I’d like to think that anyone who lives during modern times would understand how absurd this really is. Take for example a car accident. Assume there are 5 witnesses to the accident. Of those 5 witnesses you will without question get 5 different interpretations of what they saw. Now let’s take the bible.

The Holy Bible

Every story in the bible was written at least 50-60 years after the events portrayed within it. How can any reasonable person believe that the people who wrote these books got it right? The answer should be simple. They didn’t. Didn’t we all play “telephone” when we were children in school? Remember how the first child would whisper something in to the ear of another, and it would work its way around the room until the final student would say to the class what he heard? It was always manipulated and often flat-out completely incorrect given the first message passed along. As all the books in the bible were written in this manner, from stories passed down from generation to generation verbally until they were written as text; how can we possibly come to the conclusion that they are an accurate assessment of the events that transpired? And, that is assuming these events transpired in the first place! The only logical conclusion to the writings of the bible are that they are not inspired by the “words of God” or any other supernatural being. Instead they are only a description of what humans saw before them in a time of total confusion and a complete lack of knowledge necessary to understand the world in which they lived. Any argument that the “bible says, therefore it must be true” will not be an acceptable response to anything else I have to say in this post.

I believe the single largest reason that we still find people who believe in God is simple. We don’t want to accept that our existence is insignificant. I know given our pride, that is a tough pill to swallow. However; it doesn’t make it any less true. In a universe with billions of galaxies, each with billions of stars, it is a mathematical certainty that life has evolved in the same manner as it has on our puny little rock in the vast indescribable size of the universe. Life may not be the same. For instance, we may not find other beings which appear as we do; however there most certainly are some species somewhere. Even on this planet on which we live there is absolute proof that a different species grew to dominate the planet in a manner similar to humans, at a time when hominids didn’t even exist yet. Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs

This is a 100% completely provable fact which can only be denied by someone so completely blinded by their faith in God that they simply refuse to listen to reason. Although dinosaurs did in fact once rule the Earth, I don’t recall dinosaurs ever being mentioned in this bible to which Christians hold so dear. Why not? If the Earth and all life on it was created by God in 7 days, as the bible teaches, where do dinosaurs fit into this? Also, as scientists have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, based on layers of sediment all around the world and core samples, I once again bring to your attention that dinosaurs and humans never existed at the same time.

Next I’d like to take an example from the bible that is completely preposterous. Noah’s Ark. If you want to hear a true bullshit story…Holy Shit! Let’s remember that the bible insists that all life on the Earth, with the exception of that which was on the Ark, was destroyed during this great flood.

Noah's Ark replica
Noah’s Ark

The “Ark” as shown above is simply a replica; however the Ark as described in the bible is actually 2 times the size of the one shown here.  Even the ‘replica’ Ark built-in the Netherlands and shown here is only 150 cubits long, so it can tour the canals. And is not actually a wooden boat at all, but is supported by a steel barge. Could Noah really have built an Ark that size that could have carried the world’s life safely through the worst storm of all time? This replica was built to give tourists something to see but also to disprove the absurd notion that such a magnificent feat could ever be accomplished.  Next, let’s examine the legitimacy of an Ark of this size holding all the species of the world.  And for the sake of argument, this must also have included all forms of bacteria (which those opposed to the Theory of Evolution deny exists) would need to have been loaded up on this Ark.  Genesis 6:15 specifies a length of 300 cubits and a beam of 50 cubits. It is impossible to give an exact conversion to today’s units as the Standard Cubit was obviously washed away in the Flood, but creationists agree that it would have been something like 450 ft long by 75 ft beam. That is a stupendous size. The Ark would have been the largest wooden ship ever constructed in the history of the world by a very big margin. Even the monster six masted wooden schooners built at the beginning of the 20th century topped out at about 330 ft by 50 ft. They used to flex visibly in any sort of sea, the leverage of their enormous length forcing the planks apart so severely they had to be pumped out continuously. The biggest of them all, the Wyoming, was lost in a storm on the New England coast despite having anchored to shelter from the blast. Imagine now that all forms of life on the Earth, including penguins, polar bears, koalas, lizards only found in South America and the many more millions of species found on this planet could have been rounded up and placed within the Ark.  It doesn’t take someone with a 4th grade education to realize this fallacy.

Evolution of life on Earth

As I mentioned evolution above, I thought it deserves a quick comment. In the scientific community there is a distinct difference between the words “theory” and “Theory”. The first means exactly how it sounds, an educated guess. The later means FACT. Those Christian fundamentalists who love to say that evolution is a myth should consider the quickest and easiest display of evolution on our planet that happens every day. Both bacteria and viruses mutate and evolve all the time. This is the very definition of evolution, “those characteristics which allow a species to survive given the environment in which it lives”. This incorrect notion that evolution is the “survival of the fittest” is not an accurate description of evolution.

So as not to drag this on forever, I’ll quote George Carlin…

“Religion has actually convinced people, that there’s an invisible man, living in the sky, who watches everything you do, every minute of every day.  And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do.  And if you do any of these 10 things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and to suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever until the end of time!  But he loves you.”

To conclude, in middle school we learn about Greek Mythology.  Inevitably in another 1,000 years (probably less) we’ll be learning about Christian Mythology.

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41 thoughts on “Why there is no “God”

    1. I certainly would appreciate a lively discussion if you have the time. I often feel that the religious is a great example of the blind leading the blind. But I guess that’s simply my opinion.

      1. I would like you to visite my site and check out some of the stuff i posted there,its informative rational and thought provoking, and feel free to comment on anything there,it seems to me that your level of affection for the truth is weak,and then we will take from there

      2. I’m not sure it’s fair to say my “level of affection for the truth is weak”. We obviously disagree, but I’m not going to start insulting you right out of the gate. My desire for the truth is overwhelming. I’d love more than anything to be proven wrong; however nothing I’ve seen in my lifetime has made me feel any different than I do now. I’m happy to visit your site and leave comments. Thanks.

      3. Jesus said i am the way the truth and the life.

        I will appologize to anyone if they can truly say they have found a better way

        God Bless

      4. havau22, you are quoting what Jesus said. But, how do you know he said this? My assumption is you’re quoting the bible. My original post was clear about the bible and how it is almost certainly a misrepresentation of historical facts. Basing anything as fact, which comes from the bible, is not proof of anything.

      5. PC,
        Bruce Meztger from Princeton estimated the Bible to be 99.6 percent accurate.
        The Dead Sea scrolls confirm the accuracy of the old testament books. The Codex confirms the new testament has not suffered cumulative degradation either. These ancient manuscripts are available online in digital HD format and even digital zoom. You are free to deny the claims of the Bible but not based on your assumption of degradation.

      6. I Disagree. The Bible most certainly can be incorrect. It is a well known fact that the writings of the books in the New Testament were not written at the time they occurred. Simple calculation of the events portrayed versus when the books were written are evidence enough for me to discredit them.

  1. Here is an article that counters much of what you say. You find it ridiculous for people to believe in the Bible. I’m staggered that people would believe in evolution with no observational evidence. Micro-evolution? We see that everyday, but I am unaware of any evolution where species evolve into other species. Even if the evolution was a slow progression over millions of years, there should be fossils that reflect that slow process from one kind of animal to another kind of animal.

    We know that Darwin’s finches on the Galapagos underwent some changes where they had different beaks that have different specializations given their environment. But at the end of the day, they are still finches. They are not pigeons, eagles, or tortoises. They are finches.

    https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/when-did-dinosaurs-live/what-really-happened-to-the-dinosaurs/

    1. Honestly, I’d prefer you provide your own original ideas as opposed to presenting articles to make your points, but of course you are free to do whatever you wish. You’re definitely correct to say that evolution is a tough thing to prove. It’s much harder however to disprove. As humans, it is virtually impossible for us to imagine what can be accomplished within millions of years, like you said. We are programmed genetically to think in terms of our lifetimes. This makes it very difficult to think on such an enormous scale of time. It definitely seems appropriate that you and/or I would hope to expect to find fossils that “reflect slow process from one kind of animal to the next…”; however that’s only because we are thinking in terms of what we know currently. Science makes discoveries every day. We may find evidence of evolution which doesn’t require fossils, some day. Perhaps it’s sitting right in front of our face and we simply haven’t realized it yet. My real issue, and the point of my article, is regarding the blind belief in God. I despise the tired statement that “in the absence of any other explanation, it must be God”. You didn’t make this statement, but it’s (I’m paraphrasing of course) said all the time by theists. I’m open to fair debate. As long as it doesn’t get nasty, please continue to post comments. And, thanks for your initial post.

      1. Agreed that the argument that automatically defers to God is a fallacy. However, it does not necessarily negate the possibility of God’s intervention.

        I also agree that there is blind faith. For lack of a better term, some have “blind faith” in evolution.

        I suppose there was a time in my life where I had blind faith in God, but it certainly wasn’t a saving faith as I lived as an unbeliever. That is not meant as an insult, but a real Christian is not the same as an unbeliever. Are there false converts? Joel Osteen is making them everyday.

        I came to a saving faith five years ago (I’m 39), and it came after much prayer and study. I know you reject the Bible, but I study the Bible almost daily. I am more confident in the reality of Jesus Christ than I ever have. Can I convince you of it? That is the Holy Spirit’s department, not mine.

        As for macro-evolution, there is no evidence to entertain the thought (to be fair, I’ll say “at this point”). We have an entire universe that has some sort of cause. There is nothing I’m aware of that has created itself.

        So the argument you and I don’t like occurs on both sides. I know you come down on cocksure Christians that blindly accept God. I happen to see unbelievers who happen to blindly reject God.

      2. Ted, I really appreciate your comment. You make very valid points. I, for one, definitely do not have blind faith in my rejection of God. If there truly is a God, I more than anyone, would love to be “enlightened” for lack of a better word. I often wonder, what is it that makes so many people believe in something such as this? Am I missing something that they have? I don’t know. Again, your comments show you are not angered by my posts/responses and I assuredly appreciate that kind of debate. I’m 43 years old, have read so much literature from both sides of the argument and land on the side of non-belief. This wasn’t a quick overnight, let’s piss people off decision. I hope if I’m wrong that somehow I can be convinced. I’m open to that; I don’t typically see that in believers however.

  2. If Santa Claus can visit all those houses in one night then certainly Noah could pull it off with his magic boat.

  3. This is the type of blog entry that really gets the “believers” heated. I like to say they are so blinded by their faith in the unreasonable that they refuse to take a long, hard look at the facts, and allow themselves to think for a minute that they could possibly be wrong. Also, although this blog entry targets Christians in particular, it could easily be applied to any religion.
    What facts this also comes across has an insult
    but then again a true believer of Christ Won’t really bother with it,
    Just making a point.

    1. I’m fairly confused by your post. It appears you are re-stating what I initially wrote in my blog entry. It sounds, at the end of your comment, like you saying that a true believer in Christ wouldn’t bother with this. But, to be fair, you’ve spent a good deal of time posting here. Just saying.

      1. on your last comment your talking insult to one of my comments made to you but your post starts out as insulting as well,you say we refuse to lookk a the facts,and were blinded by are faith
        what facts do you have,we believers have a lot more facts then you nonbelievers.im saying i dont get offended personelly im just saying that your post inplys more insult then my comment to you on you having a weak affection for the truth

      2. havau22. I’ll restate what I said so there is no confusion.

        “I’m fairly confused by your post. It appears you are re-stating what I initially wrote in my blog entry. It sounds, at the end of your comment, like you saying that a true believer in Christ wouldn’t bother with this. But, to be fair, you’ve spent a good deal of time posting here. Just saying.”

        How is this the least bit insulting? I have trouble understanding many of your posts due to misspelled words, or perhaps there is some clarity missing from your remarks. Regardless, that is okay. I’m happy to entertain this list of “we believers have a lot more facts than non-believers”. Please provide this. I believe that the scientific method for proving anything should suffice. Again, just because something is in the bible is not proof of anything. It’s a book. I could write a book, and thousands of years from now people could say it’s the truth because I wrote it down on paper. Just because the bible says something, does not make it a fact. So, again I ask you to provide some of these facts of which you speak (I’m assuming you’re discussing the existence of a god).

    1. Ironically, I believe that is just as likely as a god. In fact, I’d assume that to be much more likely than a mono-theistic supernatural being who created the universe, etc. I wonder, if “God” created the universe…who created “God”. Did he just spontaneously sprout in to existence?

      1. That is the main thesis of Dawkins book The God Delusion.” To say “Who created God ?” Its the wrong question. We all know that created gods are called idols.
        God always existed. God is the uncreated Creator. Dawkins question is kind of silly. A real God would not be subject to the laws of nature He created. Its illogical and defies reason and intellect to measure an infinite being by finite standards.

      2. Yes.

        Gravity is but one of the 4 fundamental forces of the universe.

        1. Gravity – the physical attraction between 2 objects which contain mass. The larger object provides more gravitational pull than the smaller object. This is a proven fact, as demonstrated by Einsteins own General Theory of Relativity. Observed by Eddington in 1919, even light has mass, and it’s trajectory is affected by the gravitational pull of another object. One of the simplest experiments to demonstrate that gravity exists is to place a clock in to orbit around the earth, while another stays on the ground. The clock in orbit sends a signal to a computer on the ground which compares it to the clock on the ground. The clock in orbit loses time when compared to the clock on the ground. This fact (and correcting for it) is of the utmost importance in making the GPS system work.

        2. Electromagnetic – The physical interaction between electrically charged particles.

        3. Strong Nuclear – The simplest explanation would be a bond that holds protons and neutrons together to form the nucleus of an atom.

        4. Weak Nuclear – Now we are getting down to some seriously small particles, such as quarks and how they interact with one another. This is too large a concept to discuss here.

  4. “The love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake. Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a human point of view.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-16a)

    the proof is in the detail
    Anyways Christ warned us
    About people like you
    On that note i will be saying Goodbye

    1. Okay then, goodbye. But as I’ve said on several occasions, quoting the bible (a literary piece written by man) is about as much proof of the existence of God as me quoting any other book written throughout history which claims there is no God (Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Victor Stenger, Petto and Godfrey, etc.)

      1. Thought you were leaving? I can quote whatever you want. Until you provide me cold, hard facts to back up your claims, you’ve proven nothing…unfortunately.

        Ultimately, if it makes you feel more whole as a person to believe in something that is not provable, good for you. It doesn’t hurt anyone for you to believe in what I’d consider mythology. Again, all that matters in your life is how you feel. Nobody can do that for you. It’s a choice you make as a sentient being.

  5. its the way i live my life
    just by shaking your hand
    i will prove to you God is real

    I’ve read once that if someone doesn’t understand something said in just few words, will not understand even if you’d talk for hours.
    God bless!

  6. Reblogged this on A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes (Charles Spurgeon) and commented:
    I’ve read once that if someone doesn’t understand something said in just few words, will not understand even if you’d talk for hours.
    God bless!
    “The love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake. Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a human point of view.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-16a)

    1. You’re simply quoting from a book. Plain and simple. It’s a book, nothing more. Sorry, but if your entire argument is based on scripture, then you’ve got no compelling argument.

      I can write a book and thousands of years from now ignorant people may quote it as “the gospel”, but it simply isn’t. 😢

      1. the truth is in the detail,theres more truth in the gospel then from were your quotlng from. were the hell are you quoting from your own ignorants,
        then try to convince us that theres no God in a rational way, i live the way of life, the truth is with in me,i can prove scripture by the way i live my life,the devil never gives up,neither does christ, satans been conquered.

      2. Sorry havu. Your grasp on the English language is fairly bad. I can only assume that you are not intelligent enough to understand the absurdity of what you’re saying. It’s actually really entertaining. 😂

      3. I told you before the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God.
        i doni’t need intelligents to lve a good life,
        tolerence is the highest level of education,
        I walk the talk period, enough said……………………………..
        I live the spiritual life
        I have my proof of Gods existence
        Go find yours

        PS.. and your understanding of religion is fairly bad,
        Swallow your human pride

      4. My understanding of the Christian religion is far more than you can imagine.

        If you’re so convinced in what you claim to believe, why keep posting?

        You aren’t going to convince me of anything you say. Get off your soapbox. Everything you say is a transparent attempt at trying to convince yourself that you believe the nonsense you’re spouting out of your mouth.

        I can’t have a rational conversation with an irrational person. Go ahead, speak about how enlightened you are and how ignorant I am if it makes you feel better. I’m really enjoying conversing with a weak person. You’re making this entirely too easy.

      5. You don’t even know me,all your doing is assuming this and that,
        religion is based on how you live your life,
        the rest will take care of itself,the search
        for God starts with in your heart.

      6. You are correct, I don’t know you. I can however make an educated response to your character as displayed in your posts.

        I think, based on your comment, that we can agree on one thing. How we live our lives constitutes an enormous impact on both ourselves and those with whom we interact. This has nothing to do religion. If religion preaches this, so be it. However; a man does not have to be religious to follow what is known to the rest of the world as the “golden rule”.

        The search for what is real starts with your mind. If everyone were to exercise it in a productive way, what a wonderful world it would be.

  7. AlQuran was turn down to earth to Prophet Muhammad saw since 1400 years ago in the desert..

    It contains scientific and mathematical evidence and proven recently by modern science…

    Professor Keith Moore (A Christian) has done study on embolism process and he admitted that AlQuran is the word of Allah…
    Sharing links :
    https://prophetrejectors.wordpress.com/tag/professor-emeritus-keith-l-moore/
    http://www.miracleofquran.net/News/EN/ShowNews.aspx?newsID=62
    http://www.quranmiracles.com
    http://www.miraclesofthequran.com

    1. I’m actually laughing. A modern scientific evidence proves the existence of God? There are thousands of others that DISPROVE his existence. Try again.

  8. Bible and AlQuran has many sismilarities :

    Jesus said in your bible, Mark 12:29-30 hear..o israel, the lord our God is one lord. And thou shall love the lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and with all thy strength.

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the bible : Song of Solomon chapter 5 verse 16:

    “Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh WA Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem.”

    Translation:”His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is Mohammad. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”

    Shall I say that you believe in 1 god without partners and you believe all prophets include Moses, David, Abraham, Solomon, Jesus and Muhammad. I would like to say that your faith is same as a Muslim..

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