Why God Exists, From an Atheist

I don't believe in God. I don't believe that there's some old guy sitting up in a cloud looking down on us and deciding who to kill and who to rain gifts on. But God exists. Why? Because people believe in him. By people believing in him, and using his ideals to motivate them to do great good and great evil, God exists. He exists as an idea in the mind of the religious, and causes them to act. God, an unreal thing, has shaped human existence for the past 5,000 years and counting. If that does not make him real than what does?

Here's a little food for thought about God, that proves he doesn't exist beyond an idea:
If God is all powerful, can he make a rock so big, that he can't lift it?

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Anonymous said...

Or, as I have heard it put elsewhere:
"Can God microwave a burrito so hot that even He can't eat it?"

Haanz said...

I'm an agnostic. I don't believe in God, but I don't dismiss the idea that I could be wrong.

HOWEVER, that's not what I'm posting about. I'm posting about the 'food for thought'.

As I said, I'm not a Christian, but the typical Christian (not those crazy fundamentalists) does NOT believe God can do the logically impossible. Sure, he can make one heavy rock. But do things that are logically impossible, such as make a square triangle. That's what most Christians believe. I repeat; all-powerful does NOT include logically impossible. End of Christian belief.

Though, I guess God *could* make a rock too heavy for him to lift, then increase his strength to lift it, then lower it afterward. But that doesn't technically solve the problem. If God existed though, rules such as "I cannot lift a rock too heavy for me to lift" or "I cannot have a triangle with 4 sides and corners." would be created *by* him, and so he could take them down any time he wishes. Sure, it's mind-boggling to try and picture either of these scenarios in action, but that could be because we have no experience of witnessing something to devoid of natural logic that we can compare it to and let our imaginations take it from there.


Dan said...

You make some excellent points