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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Questions for religious people

I had a thought of several questions I might ask religious/theistic people (if rhetorical):
1. Why does the universe, in all it vastness, and all the other millions of galaxies and universes, then need an intelligent being that exists outside of time and space to churn all the cogs of time and space around? Surely he/she/it'd have their work cut out, trying to run ALL the elements of space, as well as worrying about human beings too?

2. Why do humans think that a greater intelligent omniscient being cares so much about us when we only account for about 0.01% of the universe? We're nothing but a tiny speck and there are probably so many life forms out there like us.

3. Why isn't natural law enough? The meeting of two atoms together creating the Big Bang (I know fuck all about science btw besides the bare basics) and then developing over time to create stars, planets, rocks, galaxies - why does that then need something else bigger than it to make 'it' matter? Why isn't space and the universes and stars etc as a power greater than us enough?

4. As humans are all different, and there are so many religions out there and religious interpretations of God, wouldn't everyone's God be completely different and tailored to their own set of beliefs about the world? There is no way of knowing which God is the correct God surely?

5. If God is real, and he/she/it created me, who created God? If humans are intelligent enough to demand a single more intelligent entity to create them, surely God would also wonder where on earth he came from - he couldn't have just appeared no? Perhaps he went through his own evolution all on his own?

6. Also, why would God create me with the ability to question his own existence - or is this just the free will thing? But even so, seems a bit strange that I, the creation, can question the intelligence/existence of my own creator?

7. Why would God want to punish me for not believing in him? That doesn't sound very all loving at all, it sounds mean and controlling. Surely he'd be glad that his creation is thinking outside the box?

8. What is so wrong with atheism/agnosticism? I have nothing against people being religious or theistic, it's just a different way of thinking and no one really has a right to shove a set of beliefs/disbeliefs down another person's throat. Why is atheism/agnosticism seen by some as immoral/naive/arrogant etc? Well I can already answer that, it's because it's still a fairly recent concept that has only now been accepted yet came into play only a few hundred years ago. Really, I have no problem with people being religious/believers so long as their beliefs don't make them say stupid stuff like abortion/homosexuality etc isn't ok, but it doesn't exactly work both ways. In fact, in most major religions, disbelief is a sin - does no one seem to question the moral unfairness/double standard of that?

9. Does it really matter anyway? Technically we should all be agnostic, whether agnostic atheist or agnostic theist, cos there is no way of knowing for sure. But humans will never know if there is a God or not - I find greater solace/peace in thinking that the existence of one is largely improbable, simply because when I think of the vastness of the universe and space I see no need for there to be a single greater being who created and is still developing all of that - I think they would go quite mad if I'm honest. This isn't because I'm arrogant, (or maybe I am, in parts, but that's beside the point) or naive, just simply curious.

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