In case any of you are still not in-the-know, I’m an atheist. And not a snotty one at that. I’m also not on the fence like many people (coz that would make me an agnostic) and so I don’t go around telling people that ‘I don’t know if there’s a God or not.’ I utterly disbelieve the God hypothesis, simple as that.
But I respect people’s choice of faith, and as long as nothing bad comes out of religion I’m totally fine with it. But I also endeavor to try and encourage people to pragmatically approach the concept of God.
So I was just thinking today at work about the stuff that God-believers cannot give a satisfactory answer to and my mind stumbled upon the below points. Peruse them carefully and see if you can come up with an answer that’s NOT
1) God has a plan
2) God works in mysterious ways.
Why are Gods localized? If there is indeed one God, why doesn’t he/they make themselves apparent to the entire population? Each religion preaches that theirs is the only correct explanation. So why didn’t people in Rome know about Hindu gods too? Why did the Hindu gods only establish themselves in India and the neighboring countries? Why did both Christianity and Islam take root in the Middle East? If all Gods wanted was universal praise and following, why didn’t they just appear to more people throughout the globe? And why would they risk leaving out China, the one with a large fraction of world population? Do you not notice a trend here?
Why is it that religions have to be spread by people and not by God himself?
Christians will write-off my question saying that the whole point being God requiring ‘faith’ from us and that faith is his utmost measure of our love towards him. But that just feels too convenient doesn’t it, and seems like a rather tedious scheme.
Why is it that when religions talk about creation, they only say that God created the land and the sky and the Sun and the stars. What about the rest about the universe? Because our planet Earth isn’t even a speck in the entire universe. Don’t you see how limited this world view is?
But let’s say that you indeed believe that God did not create everything. That you do believe in the Big Bang Theory and the theory of Evolution, then aren’t you conflicting with the writings of your own religious book? How can you pick and choose what to believe and what not to believe? If the creation was fictitious and symbolic, why isn’t the rest of the book the same too?
God created man. Or man created God? You tell me.
Bonus Question 3:
If God is real, why does he create atheists? 🙂 Why jeopardize himself at all? Why does he just stay outside of time and space, doing nothing and just waiting to send me to hell.
As I’m now talking about religion, I realize I have a few ideas for future posts on the same topic – possibly on the psychological reasons behind belief and some other related stuff. But if this kind of talk offends you then I recommend you to steer clear of my posts. If you’re a happy and a content believer then just be so! But for the rest of ya’ll, I hope my posts will at least make you start to question.