There is no proof of God, everything that God apparently does can be explained through science, and everything that God does that cannot be explained through science is told in a book that was written by a bunch of murdering fanatics centuries ago. Even what we know as the basis of the Christian religion can be easily disproven. A prime example is God's omnipotence.
The definition of Omnipotent as defined by Dictionary.com and Wikipedia:
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful. - Dictionary.com
Omnipotence (literally, "all power") is power with no limits or inexhaustible, in other words, unlimited power. Monotheistic religions generally attribute omnipotence only to God. Theists hold that examples of God's omnipotence include Creation and miracles. - Wikipedia
There are a few big problems with omnipotence, mainly the fact that it is impossible.
To be omnipotent, a God
- must be able to do anything
- must know everything
- must not be 'good' or 'evil'
- must be worthy of our worship
There are some things that are just impossible. I'm being totally serious here. It is impossible to add two plus two to get five, it is impossible to create a rock so heavy that the creator himself cannot lift it, and it is most definitely impossible to lick your elbow (believe me, I've tried).
If God knows everything, he knows the future. More specifically, he knows his
future. If he knows his future, then he knows what he will do next, and cannot change it, meaning he has no free will, meaning that he is not omnipotent
I think the matter of good and evil has been said best by David Hume:
If the evil in the world is intended by god he is not good. If it violates his intentions he is not almighty. God can't be both almighty and good. There are many objections to this, but none that holds since god is ultimately responsible for the existence of evil. Besides, if only god can create he must have created evil.
Many might say that Satan created evil, but if Satan can create, who's to say that he didn't create the universe? And if he created evil, God didn't create it, meaning God didn't create everything.
Oh, and another thing God did not create: himself.
From my readings of the Bible, I have found a lot of stuff about God. Much of it is good, but there is also a good quantity of bad stuff. One example is Job
. I won't go into detail, but the Book of Job is essentially the story of the greatest servant God has ever seen, and how God, through peer pressure from Satan, competely destroys Jobs life to prove that his faith was as good as it was.
Another example is how God keeps on asking people for foreskins. What's with that?
I, at least, am convinced that this God is not a God worth worshipping (and it doesn't matter if the good outweighs the bad, because God cannot do bad, but he did, you see?).
But if there is a god worth worshipping out there, he, she, or it has not yet made contact. If it is a god that is worth worshipping, then it would be worshipped, therefore it would contact us to inform us of it's worshipability. But it has not, and so is not worthy of worship. If, on the other hand, it cannot contact us, then it is not worth worship either.
I conclude this anti-proof with a simple test:
If God is out there, then pray to him, and ask him to give you proof of his existence immediately. If he does not, then he either does not exist or doesn't want to reveal himself. If he doesn't want to reveal himself to you, then he is not worth your worship. If he does give you proof, then you should email me at email@example.com, and tell me about it. If I don't believe you, it means that God couldn't foresee that I wouldn't, and so cannot tell the future, and so cannot do everything, and so is not worthy of my worship. Try it.
Thank you for your time.