Archive for July, 2011

Imagine there’s a Heaven, a Hell down below… or not.

July 24, 2011

Heaven- Imaginary place where religious people say those dead people they liked are now existing.  This way they don’t have to face the reality that those people are dead.

Hell- Imaginary place where religious people like to imagine those who didn’t belong to their particular religion existing after death.  This way they can get off on imagining those being people tortured for eternity for not following the imaginer’s particular religion.  It is religious revenge and hatred disguised as “God’s will”.

Reality- The opposite of both the above.  Dead is dead.  It is not Heaven, Hell, or wandering the Earth as a ghost, or drifting through space and time.  It is not “blackness”- it is the absence of any form of existence at all.  It is less than nothingness.  It is what you were not experiencing a billion years before you were born.  You have been dead before- for countless years since the Big Bang popped our Universe into existence, until you were born- and after you die it will be exactly the same for you as when you didn’t exist before.  It is a Nothing that is even devoid of nothingness.

Sorry for the dose of reality if you were counting on an afterlife.

There is an upside.  Your atoms, the very building blocks that make up your body right this minute, were formed in stars unbelievable lightyears distant, unimaginably long ago. “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”… parts of you were there.  They were scattered to the Universe when those stars died and exploded.  You were a part of many, many stars eons ago.  Your atoms will continue to be reused for trillions of years to come even though you won’t know it.  That’s kind of awesome.

The grandest, most Glorious religious ideas become small and dim by comparison to reality.  They and their god pale by comparison.  And delusional people prefer that insignificant view?  I just don’t get it.

Proving a negative- God does NOT exist

July 2, 2011

A few weeks ago I commented on a blog (where the writer had said something stupidly religious) that God has been satisfactorily disproven.  The writer of the blog went ballistic.

He said you can’t prove a negative.  That’s ridiculous.  Of course you can.

I can prove to you, if you are with me, that I don’t have a 25 ton, fluorescent orange, Tyrannosaurus rex in my hip pocket- and if you are here you could also prove I don’t have one there if I claimed I did.  Using logic and reality you can also prove I don’t have one in my hip pocket without even being here and looking.

The same goes for God- at least the Biblical God.

You may believe that invisible fairies paint and change the picture on your TV screen, but I can show you a better explanation.  One that uses the known laws of the Universe and doesn’t rely on a realm that violates those known laws.  This combination proves that the fairies aren’t responsible for your TV picture.

The same goes for the Biblical God.

Ask a Christian (or Muslim or ???) to prove Zeus doesn’t exist.  I’m sure he could do it pretty well even without relying on the existence of his own version of God.

The same goes for the Biblical God.

Using the description of God given in the Bible you can prove that God’s existence is impossible and self-contradictory.  Plus there is the added advantage that by actually reading the Bible you can show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Bible is wrong on many different things it says.  Bats are not birds and the earth is not a circle, but a sphere.  The Bible gets reality wrong and one of those things it gets wrong, and that has been proved, is the existence of the God it describes.

Now, that doesn’t mean that there might not be some creature somewhere in the Universe whose advanced technology would make people who are ignorant of that creature and his technology mistake him for a god, but the supernatural does not exist by definition.  Nothing real is “beyond nature” since that would mean it is beyond reality- fictional.  Just because you don’t yet understand it does not make it supernatural.

God does not exist and there is plenty of proof.  Accept it.