Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
6Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
God Is A Fraud

God Is A Fraud

Ratings:

4.2

(5)
|Views: 830|Likes:
Published by Bill Allin
Who is right about God, the atheists or religionists? Both are off track badly. This article provides some real answers about God.
Find the home site of author Bill Allin at http://billallin.com
Who is right about God, the atheists or religionists? Both are off track badly. This article provides some real answers about God.
Find the home site of author Bill Allin at http://billallin.com

More info:

Published by: Bill Allin on Mar 14, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

01/11/2013

pdf

text

original

 
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of hiscreation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, whois but a reflection of human frailty.-Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)In my search for God over the past several decades I have concluded that evidenceexists all over our planet that the deity people have tried to teach me about is afraud.I have also concluded that people who believe in their God do so fervently. Eventhose who have doubts will firm their beliefs up quickly if someone presents aformidable argument that God is a myth invented by needy people and hucksterswho want to make money off gullible believers. Nothing confirms the belief in Godby doubters more than finding someone who bad mouths the God they aren't sureabout.Two problems present themselves forcibly to my mind that suggest that God--theGod of religions, whichever one that may be-- is nothing more than a convenientinvention. First is that those who most strenuously preach the rules of their religion--those who dictate what is sin and what is not--tend to be sinners against their ownrules when the facade is torn away. The hypocrisy of the legislators of sin beingdevout sinners under the skin repels me.The second problem I have with the concepts of God that many people hold is thecontradiction and hypocrisy of the believers. The hypocrisy part is similar to thelegislators of sin being sinners themselves, only this latter example involves thepractitioners of the religion rather than it leaders. They simply don't follow the rulesthey supposedly subscribe to.Contradictions abound in the monotheistic religions. God is a vengeful God, but hewants us to be peaceful. God is a peaceful God until he wants his followers to go towar and to die if necessary to defend the faith. Defend it from what is never spoken,never asked, never answered, because faith cannot be killed unless every lastbeliever is annihilated.Some say that God punishes sinners for every sinful act they commit. The samebelievers will claim that their own particular sins are forgiven because Jesus (orsome other prophet) died that their sins may be forgiven. Convenient.Some actually believe (and can quote Revelations as evidence) that they can sinabundantly for their whole lives, then repent and be saved on their deathbeds andstill be admitted into heaven.Even the concept of heaven is absurdly contradictory. To Christians heaven is aplace of eternal bliss, usually only available to devout and pure Christians, andsometimes their beloved pets. The Christian heaven is as boring as I could imagine,
 
surely a kind of hell itself where every bit of intellectual strength I have gainedthroughout my life will be lost through atrophy because the inmates have nothing tothink about.The Muslim heaven must be populated by an uncountable number of prostitutesbecause Muslim suicide bombers are promised 72 of them each when they reach thePearly Gates. Female bombers, by the way, are greeted by male prostitutes. Islam isnot consistent about whether these prostitutes are created by Allah just in time forthe arrival of a new bomber or whether they were once occupants of terra firma.Judaism spends so little time on the concept of heaven that many Jews are not clearabout what heaven is. Jews are supposed to focus on being good on earth and leaveimportant stuff like the afterlife to God. This would seem to work except for the factthat Jewish intellectuals and students spend countless hours debating how tointerpret the words of their holy books. How can everyone follow what is debatedso ferociously?The point here, as stated in Einstein's quote, is that people have invented theirrespective God with human characteristics. Step back from that a moment andconsider the absurdity. Believers agree that God is perfect, but present evidence inholy books that God has as many failures and foibles as any foolish human.Atheists have disavowed anything to do with God or the religions that inventedGod. Yet it's not God they don't believe exists, but the contradictory, hypocriticaland nonsensical God that devout believers believe in. What atheists don't believeexists is the God that religions have invented.Interestingly, my personal experience and that of many others I have spoken to onthe subject suggests that atheists tend to live more wholesome and beneficial livesthan religionists who believe the atheists are sinners.Every religion has some good in it. Every devout believer also has some good. Theevidence for these conclusions is easy to see if we remove our prejudicial spectacles.What most people who claim to believe in God seem to miss is the evidence forGod that exists all around them. That kind of evidence would stand up in a court of law if the challenge were to show evidence beyond doubt.Now you would like me to deliver that evidence into your waiting hands.Open your eyes. Open your ears. Resensitize your taste, touch and smell.Begin to pay real attention to real events that can't be proven by science but forwhich an abundance of evidence exists. Some of it in book form. Just look for it.Believing or concluding anything from a position of ignorance doesn't make sense.Learn about life, especially in its finest detail. The more you learn about life,
 
especially how systems relate to each other within one larger system (a human body,a plant or anything in the physical world) the more you must ask yourself if this allcould have happened by accident.Godless evolutionists claim that everything that happens can be explained by lawsof nature. Not a single one of them will attempt to explain why those laws exist orhow they happen to fit together so immaculately well. There is no more reason fornatural laws to exist than for matter and energy to exist. Natural laws don't proveanything, they only explain phenomena.Every single thing that we know exists continues to exist even when it transforms.That is, energy can become mass or can change to another form of energy, but itnever disappears. Your body will transform when it dies. No physical part of it willdisappear, ever.Are you thinking about this? Do you have a personality? Can anything you knowabout the physics of the human body explain either the ability to think rationally orthe existence of personality? Only by stretching reality into the realm of mythologyor fantasy.One natural law is conservation. Just as mass and energy can never disappear (norcan dark matter or dark energy, so far as anyone knows), so too the personality thatbecame
 you
cannot disappear just because your body wears out and transforms.No one can even say for certain that your thoughts happen within your brain,though some electrical activity certainly happens there when you think. Electricitytravels around the outside of an electrical wire, not through it. Nature has an energytravelling beside (outside of) mass, not inside of it.Is it impossible to imagine that the personality that is
 you
exists beyond the limits of your skin and clothing? Have you not felt sometimes that someone was staring atyou from behind. Can you not sometimes feel the presence of someone in a room?Have you ever expected someone to call you, then the phone rings and that personspeaks? Nothing in natural law can explain those phenomena that most people haveexperienced.It's hard to imagine that your personality may be defined 100 percent within theconfines of your body, and its activity can be accounted for by the actions of yourmuscles, nerves and brain.If you want to find God, don't look in a book or listen to someone tell you theirversion of God. You can find God yourself. Just don't look to someone who standsto make a profit by convincing you of something to explain God to you. That's aconflict of interest.Look and learn. The more you learn, the more God will reveal himself to you.

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Ganesh Krishna added this note
God is a total fraud. He just creates poor people to toy with their emotions and life to satisfy the cravings of his blood lust. A true barbarian masquerading as someone who answers poor people's prayers. In short, if you are rich, you can have the so called God Almighty as your servant and kick him around. Since the fraudulent God cannot do that to the rich, he satisfies his cravings by taking it
Bill Allin liked this
Janus Komnenos liked this
Jay Deloughy added this note
What a Taoist monk point of view.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->