Is God Imaginary?

28 09 2007

In writing this article, I am going to assume you are an educated person belonging to one of the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). You have a college degree, and you have been trained to think logically and rationally about the world we live in.

For example, you might be:
– An Engineer or Scientist
– A Doctor, Pharmacist or Nurse
– A Teacher
– A Manager or administrator
– A Government employee
– A Business owner
– An Account rep
– An Executive
– A Lawyer
– An Accountant
– Financial Sector
– Human resources
– An Architect or Designer
– A Software developer

You are a smart person. You know how the world works. You know how to think critically. If you are an educated theist (religious/believe in God), I would like to talk with you today about an important and interesting question. Have you ever thought about using your college education to think about your faith? Your life and your career demand that you behave and act rationally. Let’s apply your critical thinking skills as we discuss 10 simple questions about your religion.

Here is an example of the kind of thing I am talking about: As a theist, you believe in the power of prayer. According to a recent poll, around 3 out of 4 doctors believe that God is performing medical miracles on Earth right now. Most theists believe that God is curing cancer, healing diseases, reversing the effects of poison and so on.

So here’s question 1 – Why won’t God heal amputees (people with a chopped off limb i.e. hand or leg)?

It’s a simple question, isn’t it? We all know that amputated legs do not spontaneously regenerate in response to prayer – or any other form of medication in that matter. Amputees get no miracles from God.

If you are an intelligent person, you have to admit that it’s an interesting question: On the one hand, you believe that God answers prayers and performs miracles. On the other hand, you know that God completely ignores amputees when they pray for miracles.

How do you deal with this bias and discrepancy?

As an intelligent person, you have to deal with it, because it makes no sense. In order to handle it, notice that you have to create some kind of rationalisation. You might say: “God must have some kind of special plan for amputees.” So you invent your excuse, whatever it is, and then you stop thinking about it because it is uncomfortable.

Here’s another example. As a theist, you believe that God is a loving and caring being who cares about you and answers your prayers. So the second question is: It has been proven that prayer can not make an employer descriminate in his choice of employees. Why is that?

Moving on, why would God be worried about you getting a raise, while at the same time ignoring the prayers of the many desperate, innocent little children starving to death? It really doesn’t make sense, does it? Why would a loving God do this? This brings up my third question: Why does God allow so many people starve to death?

To explain it, you have to come up with some sort of very strange excuse for God. Like: “God wants these children to suffer and die for some divine, mysterious reason.” Even though it has been proven that economic aid and development is the only way to feed a starving population – not prayer. Then you push it out of your mind because it absolutely does not fit with your view of a loving, caring God.

Fourth question: Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Torah, Bible and Quran? The Torah states that the murder of a non-Jew is not forbidden. In the Bible, in Exodus 35:2, God demands that we kill everyone who works on the Sabbath day. In the Quran, Surah Al Nissa (89), it says “seize them and slay them wherever ye find them (non-Muslims)”. This also includes all three religions agreeing to kill non-virgins upon marriage, death of homosexuals and disobedient teenagers.

It doesn’t make any sense, does it? Why would a loving God want us to murder our fellow human beings over such trivial matters? Just because you work on the wrong day of the week, you must die? That makes no sense does it? In fact, if you think about it, you realise that it is insane. So you create some kind of rationalisation to explain these verses.

Question five: Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in all three religions? While intelligent people appall slavery and make it illegal, while all these religions glorify it (yes, the Quran as well. There is no treatment for a slave in the Quran).

Question six: Why do bad things happen to good people? It makes no sense. You have created an exotic excuse on Gods behalf to rationalise it.

Question seven: Why didn’t any of the 125,000 prophets miracles in all three religions leave behind any evidence? It’s very strange.

Question eight: How do we explain the fact that neither Jesus nor Mehdi have ever appeared to you? Even though these two beings are supposedly not dead and timeless beings – even though if you pray for them they don’t appear.

Question nine: Why would Jesus want you to eat his body and drink his blood? It sounds totally grotesque, doesn’t it? Why would an all-powerful God want you to do something that, in any other context, sounds like a disgusting, cannibalistic, satanic ritual?

Finally, Question ten: Why do theists get divorces at the same rate – and in some cases at higher rates, than atheists? Theists get married in front of God and their theist friends, all of whom are praying to God for the marriage to succeed. Why doesn’t this make their marriage any more successful on average or as a whole?

So we have looked at 10 fascinating questions. In order to believe in God, you have to create all sorts of strange rationalisations and excuses. If you are an intelligent, college-educated person, all of these excuses and rationalisations probably make you uncomfortable. If you think about it honestly, using the critical thinking skills that you learned in college, you have to admit that your answers to these questions make no sense at all.

Now, let me show you something remarkable. What if you instead assume that God is imaginary? A funny thing happens…The answers to every one of these questions make complete sense. Just look at all ten question as an intelligent person…

I will give an example: Why won’t God heal amputees? Because God is imaginary, and he doesn’t answer any prayers. Every “answered prayer” is actually a coincidence ( a rare one). All scientific evidence supports this conclusion. Now apply this method to the remaining questions.

Do you see what has happened here? When we assume that God exists, the answers to these ten questions make absolutely no sense. But if we assume that God is imaginary, our world makes complete sense. It’s interesting, isn’t it? Actually, it’s more than interesting. Our world only makes sense when we understand that God is imaginary. This is how intelligent, rational people know that God is imaginary.

When you use your brain, and when you think logically about your religious faith, you can reach only one possible conclusion…That ‘God’ that you have heard about since you were an infant is completely imaginary. You have to willfully discard rationality, and accept hundreds of bizarre rationalisations to believe in your ‘God’.

Now let me ask you one last question. Why should you care? What difference does it make if people want to believe in a ‘God’, even if he is imaginary? It matters because people who believe in imaginary beings are delusional. It matters because people who talk to imaginary beings are delusional. It matters because people who believe in imaginary superstitions like prayer are delusional. It’s that simple and that obvious. Your religious beliefs hurt you personally and hurt us as a species because they are delusional.

Humanity’s long history has proven and demonstrated the cruelty, violence, lethality and bullying of delusional people. The belief in any ‘God’ is complete nonsense.

You are a smart person. It is time for you to use your intelligence to free yourself from these delusions. It is time for you o begin thinking like a rational human being, rather than clinging to imaginary friends and childhood fantasies.

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3 responses

28 09 2007
God

Very nice, your really a clever man, you know all his words are all true, and this guy has resarched and read alot and he understands how both ways work, but you have revealed me, :@ i am GOD..your all noobs! haha.

PS. still pray for me 😀 because i dont exist :p

Take care Slickleb
xxx from me 😀

29 09 2007
Prophet Mo

ALLAHU AKBAR

kis imak ya ahmad der is god u suka i was jammin wid jibrael da otha day.

xxx from prophet Mo to all da sexy gyaldems

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6 05 2009
Jake

There’s an entire forum dedicated to these questions. We would like for Christians to stop by and enlighten us, but very few have. Believers, click the link above please and pay us a friendly visit, if you could please. : )

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