Throughout human history and even now, humans have believed
in many different gods, often accepting that these different
gods are coexistent. Traditional Christians, on the other hand,
have a notion that the only god in the universe is the Christian
god YHWH. Most Christians will insist that their god is the
only god. Period, no ifs, ands, or buts. They state this as
if it is an established fact of life. However, there are solid
reasons to believe that the Christian god is impossible. These
reasons arise from the contradictory description of YHWH given
by traditional Christianity.
Proving a Negative:
Now, keep in mind this is not presented as a proof of any "god."
You cannot prove or disprove "god," but the Christian
god on the other hand, is very easy to show to be impossible,
as most Christians define this god, as we shall see. Christians
will claim you cannot prove a negative, so any attempt to show
god does not exist is moot, and therefore not to be considered
as serious or valid. In order for us to do this we would have
to be all knowing, having nothing hidden to us in our knowledge
of the universe and life. For if there is one tiny thing we
do not know, then there within this tiny thing, exists the possibility
that god or what ever "could" exist. I disagree.
Why do I disagree? By the way that Christians traditionally
define their god, they set the grounds for its own impossibility.
If you assign traits and characteristics to a god that are in
any way self-contradicting, then it only follows that it is
an impossibility that this thing could exist. By its very definitions,
this god's existence is also impossible. An analogy is the impossibility
of cubic spheres. By definition, a cube has 8 corners, where
as a sphere has no corners. I do not think I need to explain
that one do I?
Now we move on to the beginning of the end for the Christian
god. The attributes of this god as defined by the majority Christians
1. Perfect in every way.
2. Omnimax: all-present, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving,
3. Perfectly just, and righteous in every way.
4. Testified to in a perfect book.
The gist of Christianity is that their god created the world
and that his creation was perfect until the humans caused imperfection,
by breaking the laws of this god. Humans, thus, brought suffering
and pain into the world, losing the perfection they at one time
had. This set into motion the need for forgiveness from this
perfect god. Those who repent, and accept the terms are granted
bliss for eternity; those not fortunate enough to accept or
realize this, spend eternity in torment.
Now we will take a look at all the points above and see why
I think the Christian god is impossible.
Perfect in every way:
God is said to be perfection, a perfect being that is perfect
in every way, complete in every way. Now, if god was perfect,
then what drove him to create? Being perfect means being complete,
there is an equilibrium that would never be disturbed by anything.
Yet, god created. Why? Was he lonely? Was he bored? Did he wish
to see if he could do it? If he was lonely, how then was he
complete and perfect? If he was bored, how then was he perfect?
Was he complete? If this god was perfect, then he would need
nothing, want nothing, do nothing. He would just exist. A perfect
god that wants/needs/desires to create is impossible.
Further, a perfect being, desirous of a perfect creation, would
create a perfect thing. Yet this perfect god made an imperfect
creation. Man is not a perfect creature, and is fallen as told
in the Bible. Either god was not perfect, and therefore incapable
of creating perfect humans, or god was not desirous of having
a perfect creation, in which case we humans are supposed to
be imperfect, and that brings up a whole new reason to doubt
the Christian story. If the Bible is to be held as credible,
then this god cannot be perfect.
God is said to be omnimax: All Everything. As we will see this
is another nail in the coffin for YHWH.
All knowing: By looking at this one trait we can show how it
contradicts the other "ALL" traits, and show this
god is impossible.
This god is said to know everything past, present, and future.
This, in essence, rules out the possibility of being all powerful,
since knowing how the future will be there is no way this all
knowing god could change it in any way. An All Knowing and All
Powerful god is impossible. This god knew from the beginning
that there would be suffering. He knew from the start every
scream, cry, and tortured moan his creation would endure. Thus
he cannot be all loving and all compassionate at the same time.
An All Knowing and All Compassionate/Loving god who creates
beings he KNOWS will suffer is impossible.
This god knows everything there is to know, yet it is claimed
we have free will. God knows the decision we will make before
we make it, and no matter what happens god knows before hand.
There is no decision we could ever make that this god does not
know about, and, because he is also all-powerful, no event he
does not ultimately control. We are bound in a finite realm,
and therefore cannot know the future before it occurs. Yet by
the Christians' definition, god is not bound to our finite realm.
We have the illusion of free will, nothing more. An All Knowing
god and free will is impossible. I think we have presented enough
reasons to see that the omnimax god of the Christians is impossible.
A Perfect Book
Almost every time the Christian will bring up the Bible in support
of his religion. Many claim the bible is the perfect word of
a perfect god. Yet when one looks at the bible, they come away
with a different opinion. The book that is said to have all
of humankind's answers, the moral foundation and guide for us
to live by, save us from hell fire eternal, is wrought with
more problems than you could shake a stick at. Given by this
perfect god to IMPERFECT man, written in the imperfect language
of man, translated into many different imperfect languages of
imperfect man, voted upon by church councils as to which books
are divine, interpreted by imperfect man. As we have seen above
man is an imperfect creature, yet this god gives it his perfect
word, knowing it will not be received properly. One only has
to look to the different sects of Christianity to see this.
No sect interprets the scripture the same.
Another reason given by the Christians about the bible is all
the prophecies within the book that have come true, with many
of them all fulfilled by Jesus alone. One needs only read the
passages in their proper context to see how they are not prophecy.
For example just look at the virgin birth prophesy in Isaiah
7. Reading the verses in the proper context show that this is
a sign given to King Ahaz. In chapter 8 of Isaiah the verse
is fulfilled. Yet the Christians blindly point to this and smile
in smug assurance that it is a proof for their god. As for another
prophecy that never was we look to Ezekiel 29. In verses 9-12
and including parts of chapters 30 and 32, we are told that
Egypt will be a desolate waste uninhabited, barren for a 40-year
period, and that neither man nor beast will pass through Egypt.
Also this perfect god, if it exists, has the means to give us
all his divine will, and allow us to know him personally, yet
all we have is a book written by imperfect man. Again another
reason for the impossibility of the Christian god as defined
by the Christian.
I have offered arguments for what I believe shows impossibility
of the Christian god, using the very words and definitions of
the Christians themselves. Anyone who is reasonable and freethinking
could not accept that this god exists. The very essence of this
god is contradictory in nature.
Many believe as a source of comfort, many believe based upon
fear. As for me, I will believe in reality, and YHWH is not
a part of reality.