Journal Entry #429
May 2nd, 2011
After looking at all the evidence for gods existence be it Allah, the Christian god or any deity that is claimed by humanity there really is no verifiable evidence that is strong enough to support the claim. It always reverts to one basic argument and this is the argument from ignorance or faith.
I have at one time or another refuted all the basic arguments for gods existence and so have many others who have done a much better job than I have but still people will eventually fall back to this position in defence of their personal god of choice.
The position is this;
You cannot prove god does not exist so until you do I will believe it to be true, I will have faith in my god. That`s it there really is nothing more to it. This is absolutely the worst reason to take something as true and yet billions of people do it. Once the delusion is accepted then from there it is about legitimizing the faith. There is no talking or convincing someone who want to believe until they are willing to listen to reason. Once they are willing to listen to reason and accept reality then there is no reason to believe in what is probably not true.
There are several desires that fuel the belief depending on the chosen god and none of them are based in reality. It gets crazy as the delusion deepens and the layers of the onion get thicker and thicker.
The evidence is very weak for the existence of any god and the obvious proof of this is that one has to have faith in the first place. If there really was credible evidence faith would not be a requirement. What I have just said is very important and probably the most profound statement I can make.
Think of all the millions if not gazillions of things we cannot proof or disprove and then tell me how many of them you take as true. So if you are a believer why don`t you take those things as true? What propels you to think that despite no verifiable evidence (and please don’t tell me that there is credible evidence because even though you think there is there is not) what you believe is true. No, I am not being arrogant even though you may think I am and I am sure you as a believer will deny what I am saying as long as it can be reasonably refuted you have not met the burden of proof for your claim so it is probably not true. Yet still people will believe.
I am certainly not naive in any way to think that I can change a believers mind but that will not change what is true. Based on the fact that the burden of proof has not been met for the claim of god it is probably not true and that is a very high degree of probability.
Faith in the sense in believing something to be true despite any credible evidence is ridiculous. So I urge people to stop basing their life on false desires.
Until people are willing to use reason and science as a grounding for reality they will continue to fall back on the argument from ignorance no matter what I or anyone else says. That is reality.
If you scan through my blog posts that I have spent the last year writing you will find a common theme and I do believe every argument presented for god refuted. If you have a new argument to offer I am more than willing to listen but I will warn you that my bullshit meter is finely tuned so make it a good one. I have spent the last year promoting truth and positive solutions for the problems I believe delusional thinking leads to. I also realize I am in the minority and in many cases will be hated for my view but that is fine as I believe I am in good company.