“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” – Epicurus


Many conjectures are prevalent or widely held which are devoid of any truth, and things that are true live irrespective of whether anyone has faith in them or not. In God, nonetheless, many people believe and trust with no proof at all. Trust in God is due to family, social and cultural background, a wish for security and intellectual lethargy.

Most of the things that we accept are based on proof. That proof may not be rock solid but there is a usual standard to which we base most of our notions. Beliefs that don’t meet that standard –let’s say Santa Claus- we reject as not impossible, but as really questionable. There were people who believed that the earth is flat or the center of the universe at one time.

The fact is that no one has ever offered one bit of convincing or believable evidence that there is a God.

God's presence is established by scripture

People have faith in in Bible or the Holy Writ and accept the verses in them as they already trust the sacred principles described in the text. In reality, many factual imprecisions and contradictions can be found in religious texts. For instance, the Bible contains two distinct creation stories, each of which offers a very dissimilar interpretation.

Eventually, religious texts are extremely imperfect since they have been gathered from many verbal sources over thousands of years and collected and compiled randomly into a single document.

Belief makes us good people, or we go to hell

The most common opinion for why we “need to believe” in God is that without him (belief) people would not know what is ethically right and wrong.

Good ethics are not brought into being by God or the Holy Writ. We do not need a commandment to tell us that killing is morally wrong, and we do not require the threat of unending condemnation to make us do what is correct.

When numerous faiths exist with contradictory messages, it is practically impossible to select the right one. What if we pick the wrong one and go to hell anyway?

If any person has faith in God only out of fear of eternal damnation, then that belief would be dishonest and wrong. Surely an all-knowing deity could see through that act and prefer to reward only true devotees.

Extensiveness of misery

The presence of suffering is a bewildering problem for advocates of all-good and caring God. Even if they believe that people who do wrong are penalized, they cannot give explanation for the suffering of guiltless kids and the earnest devotees in their faith.

What kind of God, we may well ask has designed a world in which children perish in floods, famish to death, succumb to many diseases? What kind of God lets people who pray to him to be killed, tortured and come to gruesome ends?

Having faith in in him involves either locking yourself off from the hideous sufferings all around you; or manufacturing frankly preposterous justifications.

Many people live and flourish perfectly fine without a concept of God or religion. Life is improved without God and religion inspiring you to make incorrect choices and authorizing them once you do.



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