You want proof? Here’s your proof.

So this person asked me if I could prove that God doesn’t exist. I’d love to say that I gave him one hell of a good answer for that question. But I didn’t. I asked him if he could prove that God exists thinking that offense is the best defense and he gave me a few answers that I must say are extremely stupid. They went something like these:

  • The bible proves that God exists
  • My family believed in God for generations, therefore God must exist
  • See this world, this universe? Aren’t they complex? Only God can make them so complex. Therefore God exists.
  • Miracles happen. There must be a reason for those miracles. Therefore God must exist.
  • No one saw the Big Bang. Therefore it didn’t happen. Hence God created the universe and God exists.
  • Communists do not believe in God. Communists are wrong. Therefore God exists.
  • Nothing has meaning without God. Therefore God exists.
  • etc.

Aren’t those reasons just going from one absurdity to another? Even me, a person who don’t know too much about philosophy or science and who aren’t very good when it comes to writing persuasive essays, can counter those idiotic arguments.

  • “The Bible proves the existence of God”. If the Bible proves anything, it proves that the Bible is an outdated, self-contradicting work of fiction. To say that the Bible proves the existence of God is just the same as saying “the Da Vinci Code” proves the existence of the marriage between Jesus and Mary Magedalene or saying that comic books prove the existence of Superman and Spiderman.
  • “My family believed in God for generations, therefore God must exist.” Yeah, your family also told you that Santa Claus and Tooth Fairy exist. Go figure!
  • “See this world, this universe? Aren’t they complex? Only God can make them so complex. Therefore God exists.” Of course the universe is complex. It took million of years for the Universe to get to this point. The complexity of the universe doesn’t have anything to do with God. He didn’t just snap his finger and the universe came into existence with all its complexity! Contrary to the popular Catholic belief that God created the univers/world in 6 days, he didn’t. Creationism didn’t happen, the Big Bang did. Can you prove that creationism happened? No. Can I prove that the Big Bang happened? I can’t but someone already did. Link.
  • “No one saw the Big Bang. Therefore it didn’t happen. Hence God created the universe and God exists.” Again, offense is the best defense, did anyone see God created the universe? I rest my case.
  • “Miracles happen. There must be a reason for those miracles. Therefore God must exist.” What sort of miracles are we talking about? The I-had-cancer-and-was-about-to-die-but-then-I-had-chemotherapy-for-2-years-and-was-cured sort of miracles? Of course it is a miracle! It’s a miracle because without the medical advances we had nowadays you would have died. You should thank the scientists who researched for a cure for that miracle.
  • “Communists do not believe in God. Communists are wrong. Therefore God exists.” This argument probably came from that period of time when the USSR banned all religions in Russia without much success. The other communists countries learned from the USSR and didn’t outright ban all religions, they just go about killing religious practitioners of a particular religion secretly. However, let’s not get into freedom of religious practice now. The argument above is wrong in so many ways. First of all, “communists do not believe in God” is absolutely bull. They ban religions because they are/were afraid that religions might get more followers than their party and thus can stage a revolution if needs be. Therefore, banning religion or secretly eliminate some particular religions is a way to ensure their party’s hold on the country, it’s the communist version of pre-election campaign. Secondly, to say that “communists are wrong” or communism is bad is just like saying “capitalists are always right” or capitalism is always good. It’s a generalization and it can’t always be true. Hence the whole argument just go out the window.
  • “Nothing has meaning without God, therefore God exists”. I must admit, God can be the answer for many unanswerable questions, a very lazy, unoriginal answer. As I posted in FKAB’s post, whatever we cannot easily understand we call God: this saves much wear and tear on the brain tissues. I must also admit that when I became an atheist I was plagued with questions about the purpose of life if there is nothing afterwards, no rewards, no punishments. I’m still looking for the answer but it’s not important is it? I’m living and that’s all that matters, not what’s gonna happen after I die. Back to the argument, everything has a meaning with or without God. It’s just that without God, you’ll have to think harder, look deeper to find the meaning.

So there, my humble attempt at disproving some absurd proofs. Does it persuade you to become an atheist? I think not. I was, am never good at persuading anyway.

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2 Responses to “You want proof? Here’s your proof.”

  1. Mr Angry Says:

    Those are very good responses Tru, but they were never gonna work with that wack job. You pointed out yourself how absurd their positions were. The most eloquent arguments in the world are not going to sway someone that irrational. But it’s always good to practice your argiung skills.

  2. nosugrefneb Says:

    Agreed with Mr. Agry. People like that just cannot take neither hints nor evidence that’s right in front of them; rather, they take unassociated manmade things around them and provide those as their “evidence.” Laughable. I’m going to go vomit now.

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