48 thoughts to “There Is No God”

  1. He took out millions of people in a flood, he got a girl pregnant with out even touching her and he can kill at any time. God’s like some sort of immortal bad-ass.

        1. I know about Christianity, having the experience of going to their churches when I was young. I never went to a Muslim church, don’t know much about the religion, and I bet neither do you.

    1. At least it wasn’t “Smite me! O Mighty Smiter!”

      Bruce was pretty funny, but the whole second Noah one was excessive.

  2. Now if only he did this to the people posting on reddit/r/atheism, then the world would be a much nicer place… ^_^ Those guys really give a bad name to atheists.

      1. Let me rephrase that. I’m suspicious there is no God, and I think that sucks, so I was saying I would be happy if he squished me because I was an atheist.

  3. Imagination and projection and hallucination and illusion — they are all parts of the mind. Mind is the world — and going beyond the mind is the beginning of God.
    People are fast asleep. Somebody is asleep as a Catholic, and somebody is asleep as a Hindu. That doesn’t matter — sleep is sleep.If a Catholic, a Hindu and a Muslim get too drunk, will there be any distinction, differentiation between their drunkenness The Catholic will behave as foolishly as the Hindu; and the Hindu will behave as stupidly as the Muslim. Once they are drunk, they are drunk. And people are asleep. It makes no difference what kind of theology you have used as a pillow for your sleep. Whether the pillow is blue or pink or white or red does not matter. Once you fall asleep, you fall asleep; the pillow becomes immaterial. Whether you are sleeping on the New Testament, on the Bhagavad Gita, on the Qur’an does not make any difference; you are using a pillow. Somebody is using the New Testament as the pillow, somebody else is using the Qur’an as the pillow. And you are snoring over your scriptures. And Jesus and Krishna and Allah remain strangers

    Theology begins with a belief, with faith. And philosophy begins with doubt, logic, reason. Philosophy is thinking; theology is believing without thinking. No religion allows thinking, so no religion has a philosophy: they all have theologies.
    Christianity does not have any philosophy, it has a theology. It says “believe” — believe in the savior, believe in Jesus Christ, believe that he is the only begotten son of God, believe in God, believe in the trinity. But it is always “believe,” and believing makes a man a hypocrite, because deep down you know that belief cannot become a truth. Deep down you know that this is only a belief; you have not experienced it. There is no base for it, it is baseless: a single doubt and the whole edifice will be shattered on the ground.

    Now, a Christian believes that Jesus is born of a virgin mother. Can you think about it? If you think, doubt will be needed. You can only believe, and in believing… you know perfectly well that it is unnatural, it cannot happen.

    Christianity says that Jesus was resurrected after his death. You have to believe it because there is no proof, no evidence. In the contemporary literature of Jesus Christ’s life, even the name of Jesus is not mentioned. Do you think a phenomenon like a man getting crucified, getting resurrected, would go unnoticed? that a man who brings dead people to life would not be reported anywhere? that a man who walks on water…?

    Do you think this man would have been crucified? He would have been hailed as the messiah by the Jews themselves, because what more do you want? — none of your other prophets have done anything of this kind. But there is not even a mention that there was such a person as Jesus Christ. And he did not have a big following.
    If you think, you cannot believe in these things. If you think about God, you cannot believe. So Christianity has no philosophy. No religion can afford to be philosophical; it can only remain theological.

    All the organized religions care basically depriving humanity of religion because they are misdirecting you. They are always directing you outwards — their God is far away in the sky. And when you pray, folding your hands towards the sky, you don’t realize that there is nobody to hear you.

    In fact, the one who is praying, the one who is alive in you, the one who is breathing in you, is the God.

    You have just to discover it.

    1. A fabulous essay totally true. I certainly wish I could have said that. The only gods and devils are brought about by our need to blame something other than ourselves for our terrible natures , and need something to forgive us, And need a life after this.

  4. So if u are right and there is no heaven or god then when u die then that’s it game over nothing is going to happen but let’s just say you are wrong and there is a god and a heaven and hell. Then when you die you know where you will be. So it’s really a no lose situation. Heaven is also suppose to be a place that only the few deserving will go. If god came to earth and said hey everyone I’m real look! Then everyone would believe. A person has to earn their way to heaven. Cause only faith and belief will get u there. I will pray for u two. God bless!

    1. Jonah, you have framed the argument as though Christian afterlife and non-afterlife are the only two possibilities, but I think there are more possibilities. What if there is a heaven, but the God you worship doesn’t therein preside. Then you’ll be in hell just like me, but probably have it worse because most religions make blasphemy, or worshipping the wrong god, a punishable offence. There have been 1000’s of gods since the dawn of time, reducing the probability of you having the “right god” you assumed you had in your initial argument. And what if there is an afterlife and atheists are rewarded into heaven, and those religious into hell? If we are to take into account the probability of all afterlives, then this is just as probable as the Christian one. Also, Christianity is based on faith, and here you seem to be falling back less on your faith and more on your logic skills, and a fear of hell. Also, I like to sleep in Sunday mornings so I guess I’m willing to wage them against eternal damnation. *shrug*

  5. The word God is nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can change this.

    Morality is a human phenomenon, not a matter for an anthropomorphic supreme being to decide.

  6. All the religions believe that God created the world including people. But if we are created by someone, we are only puppets, we don’t have our own soul. And if we are created by somebody, he can uncreate us any moment. He neither asked us whether we wanted to be created, nor is he going to ask us: “Do you want to be uncreated?” All the strings are in his hands, even our life. Then there is no question of any enlightenment. There is no freedom at all. God pulls the strings, we dance; he pulls the strings, we cry; he pulls the strings, we start war, murders, suicide. We are just a puppet and he is the puppeteer. Then there is no question of sin or virtue, no question of sinners and saints. Nothing is good and nothing is bad, because we are only puppets. A puppet cannot be responsible for its actions. Responsibility belongs to someone who has the freedom to act. Either God can exist or freedom, both cannot exist together.
    If we accept God as the creator, we are destroying the whole dignity of consciousness, of freedom, of love. We are taking all responsibility from man, and we are taking all his freedom away. We are reducing the whole of existence to just the whim of a strange fellow called God.
    If there is no God and man is free, that will simply mean man is now capable of doing anything, good or bad; there is nobody to judge him, nobody to forgive him. This freedom will be simply licentiousness.

    God was non-existential, but it was a good consolation. It used to fill people’s interior, although it was a lie. But even a lie, repeated thousands and thousands of times for millennia, becomes almost a truth. God has been a great consolation to people in their fear, in their dread, in their awareness of old age and death, and beyond – the unknown darkness. Lies can console you, you have to understand it. In fact lies are sweeter than the truth. Truth is bitter in the beginning, sweet in the end, and lies are sweet in the beginning, bitter in the end – when they are exposed. Then comes a tremendous bitterness, that we have been deceived by all our parents, by all our teachers, by all our priests, by all our so-called leaders. We have been continuously deceived. That frustration brings up a great distrust in everybody. Nobody is worthy of trust…It creates a vacuum. The stars and sun and moon, the trees and birds and earth – everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody except you. This gives you a tremendous joy, a fulfillment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear, you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions.

    When you see the rose flowers blossoming, have you ever thought that all this color, all this softness, all this beauty was hidden somewhere in the seed? But the seed alone was not enough to become a rose, it needed the support of existence – the soil, the water, the sun. Then the seed disappeared into the soil and the rosebush started growing. Now it needs air, it needs water, it needs the earth, it needs the sun, it needs the moon. All these together transform the seed which was almost like a dead piece of stone. Suddenly a transformation, a metamorphosis. These roses, these colors, this beauty, this fragrance, cannot come from it unless existence has it already. It all may be hidden, it may be covered in the seed. But anything that happens means it was there already – maybe as a potential. You have intelligence…


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