Journal Entry # 235
October 28th, 2010
When I hear the answer that is given to me for many of the questions I ask or evidence I present to the faithful to disprove the existence of god I have to give my head a shack. My self-appointed task is to challenge all religious and supernatural claims as best I can. I follow the path that all claims to be verified require credible evidence. The faithful seem to not follow this path. I go where the evidence takes me to discover the truth.
The answer that covers all questions and verifies all of their claims is this. It applies to any religious claim.
IT IS ALL PART OF GODS PLAN.
This covers every angle you could possibly think of and in their view there is no disputing this. My son told me the perfect answer to every question is “I don’ know”. Do you see how this is self verifying and circular logic.
Well they either say this or they just ignore me and speak bible talk either way they have sealed shut their craniums and nothing is getting in unless it is what they want to hear. Once embraced this is a beautiful trap, a fine example of brainwashing that defies all logic and keeps one in an eternal loop.
In spite of this I still ask questions because it helps expand my mind and I like to keep it open even if the ones I am dealing with are shut.
What do angels do on their days off?
Are the angel’s parts of an army?
Who is more powerful god or Satan?
Did God create Satan and if he did then why did he make him as powerful as himself?
How long is forever and do I have to worship god everyday of forever?
Why does god let people starve to death?
What colour was Adam & Eves skin?
What kind of snake was in the Garden of Eden?
Why did god create Atheists?
How come the bible is so hard to read?
Why are there only 10 commandments?
Where is god’s wife?
Was Jesus gay?
Why can’t I see god?
Why did god kill everyone except Noah and his family if he loved them?
Is this in any way realistic?
Look these are just simple questions but I have been told by many Christians that the bible answers all life’s questions. The idea is to look at all the evidence from all positions but very few will do this.
If you follow the path of circular logic nothing I can ever say or demonstrate to you will be evidence because all you have to do is say well that is all part of god’s plan. No matter which direction I take it will be part of god’s plan.
You can take this position if you want to but it is completely self supporting. It does not allow for any evidence to be presented that does not support your view. It will always be a part of god’s plan.
I have given you plenty of evidence to disclaim god that is credible and verifiable but if you are not willing to look at it in an unbiased position my position is fruitless.
I can show you bible verses that have contradictions, prophecies unfulfilled and other evidence but unless you are willing to be like the jury who are instructed to view the evidence without bias and then draw the conclusion the task is a waste of time.
This is how I have got to the point I am at now not because I wanted to hate god or proof everyone wrong I followed the evidence. This is sadly lacking in the world in favour of what people want. If the evidence changes and there is credible evidence for god to be real then I will accept that.
The reason you have strong belief to believe is because overall it is what you desire. The desire must be taken out of the equation in order to see things for what they are.
This of course is the unforgivable sin and the trap of religion.
The truth cannot be found using this method. If after there is sufficient evidence then of course believe all you want to. That is also part of the trap. Another fellow put it to me this way.
When you believe you will see that it is real.
Is this true. No just because I believe does not make it real although it may be. This is a terrible reason to take something as true.
What this means is that a person is close-minded if they are using this method to verify. I ask you to read a post I wrote and watch a video I linked about open-mindedness.
http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=1879 You are so open-minded you are close minded.
As Gandhi said the highest religion is truth. Unfortunately Belief and faith must be taken out of the search but that is exactly what Christians and others are not willing to do. It is the only way to get to the truth. As long as you believe god and truth are one then it will appear that way to you no matter what, again self verifying.
Let’s say thought my wife was cheating on me and no matter what people said I believed it to be true. From this point on I will look at everything in regards to this matter from that perspective. I will always find a way to fit things into my view. No matter what my wife says or does it will not matter until I step back and verify my suspicions with evidence one way or another.
The blinders have to come off. If something is true and we have a way to verify it then it will stand up to the honest scrutiny. This is the problem with faith as it traps people into a position that they must defend. Let the evidence speak for itself.
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie