Monday, April 6, 2020

Thank God I'm an atheist

Introduction

I believe in Science!  What I want to believe is that there is no such thing as God!  However, after years of thought and observation, I realise that it all depends upon your point of view.

Religion

As an atheist I reject all supernatural and silly ideas about religion.  There are too many contradictions such as:

"God only exists if you believe in him"

"God created the universe in 7 days"


Which leads me to the conclusion that the universe doesn't exist when you don't believe in God!  

A quote from the bible

John 1:1 is the first verse in the opening chapter of the Gospel of John. In the Douay–Rheims, King James, New International, and other versions of the Bible, the verse reads: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


Creation

As an atheist, I reject the idea of a creator god and have my own ideas about how the Universe was created.


Abstract

Most people have a problem with abstract ideas, but quantum mechanics has proved that most things are abstract.  However, the point that I want to show is that all WORDS are abstract.

Science

Ask a Scientist, "Do you believe in Science"?
He will reply, "Yes", unless he's an idiot.
Now ask:
  • What does it look like?
  • Where is it?
  • What does it taste like?
There is no such thing as SCIENCE it is just a word.

A Belief System

Man has invented the word SCIENCE and science only works for those who believe in it.  Some people actually refuse to accept scientific results.  For example, many people refuse to accept "Darwin's theory of evolution" and believe in the theory of creation as laid down by the Bible.

Another word

Is the word "God" a creation of man?


The problem with religion

To my mind religion is just a philosophy for people who believe in God.


The problem with atheism


When I think, I use words from the English language.  So without words, I cannot think!  So somebody must have thought of the words in order to think.  What came first, the word or the thought?  Now as implied by the Bible, the first word was "God".  In that case, the word "God" was the start of language and therefore "thought".


Point of view

In a sense, God created thought.  But it could also be argued that man crated God.



God as a concept


Somebody must have thought of the idea of a god.  I obviously don't know how it happened, so I will make a logical assumption.  Somebody thought of the word "God" and other words.  Words became a language and a community was born.  Assuming that the first word was "God", then the word "God" started language, communities, better thinking and understanding.


Science as a concept

Similarly, "Science" must also be a concept.  So is Science another religion?  Is there a god who goes by the name of "Science"?


What is GOD?

In my opinion, God is whatever you believe in!  I believe in, Art, Science, Philosophy and many other things.  So are these things gods, or part of God?


A dirty word

Atheism has made "God" a dirty word.  It is easier to say, "God is everywhere", than to say:

  • Love is everywhere
  • Inspiration is everywhere
  • Danger is everywhere
  • Nature is everywhere

In this case the word "God" is only a metaphor for whatever you find!  It doesn't necessarily mean that you've turned to religion!


The god of atheism

Atheism is another concept, similar to the word "God"!  So does it mean that there is a god of atheism?


Collective intelligence

There are many examples of collective intelligence, see "from google" below.  Depending on your point of view, it could be argued that God is Collective intelligence.

From google

The motions of the ants confirm the existence of a collective. "A colony is analogous to a brain where there are lots of neurons, each of which can only do something very simple, but together the whole brain can think

Collective intelligence (CI) is shared or group intelligencethat emerges from the collaboration, collective efforts, and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making. The term appears in sociobiology, political science and in context of mass peer review and crowdsourcing applications.






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