Man created God for one sole purpose: to answer some unanswered questions of man such as where we came from or how the universe was created. Man created so many gods to answer all of his needs: the Greco-Roman gods, Aztec gods, Mayan gods, Norse gods, Egyptian gods and many more. One of those gods was the god of the Jews, which became the Christian God to the Christians and Allah to the Muslims.
Today, the gods of the Greeks, Aztecs and the Egyptians are considered mythical. People today consider those gods as false because of their mortal imperfections: shallow and can easily be fooled by their own creations. Unlike those gods, the gods of the monotheistic religions, like the Christian God is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omnibenevolent and eternal.
When I was just a Catholic kid, my teachers would always point out that (the Christian) god has all of these attributes, that he alone is the true and existing god. As I grew up and opened my eyes to the truths of the world we’re living in, I started to question the attributes of this god and eventually his very own existence.
Using the Bible as a test platform, we will logically evaluate all the attributes of the Biblical god. And therefor conclude if this god does really exist.
It is taught that god is Omniscient or all knowing. It is said that god knows all things that he alone knows what the future might bring beyond this Earth of ours. With this knowledge and power which we will discuss later, he created the whole universe.
According to the Book of Genesis, God created the world in six days, and in this world he made a paradise called Eden. In this paradise, God put all the living things including a man named Adam and a woman named Eve. It was “all good”, god claimed. However, in the middle of Eden is the Tree of Knowledge. Due to man’s weakness to temptation, Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the forbidden tree and gained the knowledge of what is right and wrong exchange for their mortality.
Now, if god is really all knowing, how is that god didn’t foresee that man someday will eat the fruit of the forbidden tree? And why the hell god put that damn tree in the first place?!
Omnipotence means “all powerful”. Maybe the Christian God really is an all powerful god, because he can create a world out of nothing. If god really is that powerful, then after the fall of man from grace, he as an all-powerful god, should obliterate the world and create a new “perfect” one in an instant only using his “Word“ immediately after Adam and Eve’s failure to obey. Instead of making things more complicated between god and his creations. But us we all know, god exiled his favorite species to harshest of the environment outside the paradise, with its future siblings to suffer until the so called Judgement Day.
It is said that God is all present, watching like a Big Brother in the television show with the same title. Is he really everywhere or always present? In your closet? Under your bed? With you in the toilet, watching while you pee or poop?! EWWW!!!
When Adam and Eve we’re being tempted by the devil disguised as a serpent, where was God that time? Sleeping? Watching DVDs? Why didn’t this god stop the devil while it was in the process of tempting his beloved species? If he really is everywhere or all present, why did this god just let that happened? After “our first parents” disobeyed him, this god exiled Adam and Eve?
If you’ll read the Bible especially the whole Old Testament, you will find a different perception about this god, and most probably question his omni benevolence. Because, there are so many examples on how this so called good god is not that good in any way. In Genesis, god can be seen as a non-benevolent god for three reasons: He left the forbidden tree bare, unprotected and accessible to anyone in paradise to consume its fruit; If god is really good, he won’t let Adam and Eve be tempted in the first place, and god won’t let his paradise be infested by Satan. A good god will always understand his creatures weaknesses and give the first couple a chance to live again in paradise. More importantly, this god will find a better solution to make his paradise a perfect place to live for all his creations without evil lurking around.
May be yes he is eternal, because, for so many gods that had been declared as mythical, he is still “here”, surviving the onslaughts of his detractors such as Atheism, Satanism, Communism and Science. But is he really an eternal god? Let’s go back to the Bible, to find a basis that this god is eternal. According to the Bible, god has been with us since the world began. According to Jesus Christ, god is the father and the Catholics and other Christian denominations portray god as a beirded-old man from above. If we consult a dictionary, eternal means unaffected by time. So here is now my question, if god the father is eternal, then who created him? Where is that creator of god the father? If god the father is eternal then his creator should also be eternal, right? It is illogical to say that god the father with his alleged son and the non-gendered holy ghost is eternal while his missing in action creator is not. Unless this so called creator of god the father is not eternal at all, then it is safe to assume that this so called god the father can also be not eternal at all. As what Mr. Chapman Cohen quipped, “Gods are fragile things; they maybe killed by a whiff of Science or a dose of common sense.”
The Biblical god is really not that omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omnipresent or eternal… just like the Greco-Roman and Egyptian gods.
Think about it.
Reference: Book of Genesis