Monday, 13 September 2010
Why the Christian god is man made #4
I understand that there are a number of people who reject the idea of god for fear of its implications I however am not one of them. I reject the idea of god not through fear of its implications but from a lack of evidence and the actual implications of a god. Hitchens says it the best when he points out that the existence of a god would leave us eternally servile to a permanent, unchallengeable, totalitarian dictator. This is the core belief, no matter how cuddly you put it, of the three desert religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. This implication is particularly disgusting and I think quite accurate. Atheists like me are not unwilling to listen to the other side of the argument “no matter how logically and scientifically it might be presented.” Rather the very idea that a scientific presentation for god can ever be suggested fundamentally misunderstands science. Science does not and can not test the supernatural for the sole reason that it is super-natural. Science only delves in the realm of the natural, material world. However, there are some claims that theists make that can be tested with science. These are supposed actions of god that affect events in the material world such as disasters, pain, happiness, healing, etc. All of which have been convincingly shown to occur through natural causes without the need to invoke a supernatural deity.