The idea of God doesn’t make sense

10 questions every religionist must answer…

  • If God designed humans and other animals, why are there so many unnecessary and harmful features of the various types of life that inhabit the earth?
  • If God is almighty, why has He failed to fix the problems of the world?
  • If God created the universe specifically for life, why is so much of it very hostile to and totally devoid of life?
  • If God dictated or inspired the various holy books of the world, why are they so self-contradictory and nonsensical?
  • If God is the source of morality, why are many of his laws so cruel?
  • If God created the Universe, then who or what created God?
  • If a God really exists, why is there so many different concepts of God?
  • If God is all powerful, could He create a being more powerful than Himself?
  • If God is omniscient, can He change His mind?
  • If God knows the future, how could He have given us free will?

If God created the earth, evidence of His existence should be everywhere

If God is everywhere, if He created everything, if the whole universe is under His control, if He knows everything about the past and the future, why isn’t His existence blatantly obvious everywhere? Evidence of His existence should be apparent throughout the whole of nature. Why should He require faith and belief in order to believe in His existence? Why not just have concrete proof of His existence everywhere?

For instance, if the Bible is supposed to be the word of God and we are expected to believe that the earth is about 6,000 years old, then why would God create things like fossils, rocks, oil, coal and gas which have all the appearance of being formed over billions of years?

Surely God’s existence should be obvious enough that we wouldn’t even need to debate it.

God’s creation shows no sign of His existence

In the natural world there is a constant struggle for survival which results in death, pain, waste, birth, extinction. Planets are constantly being struck by asteroids, stars are constantly dying (and being born) and there are black holes in space in which no life can possibly exist. The human body is far from perfect, it is prone to disease, our senses are very limited, mothers die during birth, babies are born with abnormalities and severe handicaps, our brains are prone to dementia and Parkinson‘s disease during old age, and so forth. Natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and hurricanes happen to believers and non-believers alike. Cancers, diseases and viruses attack both believers and non-believers.

None of the above suggests intelligent design by a benevolent God. If a God does exist, He shows no ability to alter the natural order of the universe.