Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let's Talk About God




Let's Talk About God.

2/10/15



 <--------- This guy right here. 


*I'm gonna get crucified for this one. All the resources for my claims can be found at the bottom of the blog.* 


Before we talk about God I would like to talk about the books he's written in. 

Thee three main books we're gonna be focusing on are the Qur'an, Bible, and Tanakh. 

The Tanakh [or Tanach], (Jewish book of worship) contains 24 books. (The Torah, the main focus of the Jewish religion, contains only the first 5 books) while the Catholic Bible contains 73 books and the Protestant Bible bears 66.  The Qur'an mentions stories told in The Bible and gives great admiration to the Torah but seems to be a separate cannon as it skips and changes events in both the Tanakh and Bible, offering a greater emphasis on Islamic moral ideas and rules rather than the actual events themselves. 


The Qur'an and The Bible seem to be at odds in many regards, actually. (According to the Qur'an Jesus wasn't crucified and the immaculate conception might not have been exclusive to Mary.) There's plenty of other contradictions but let's not get off topic.

All of holy books claim that they are conceived (at least in part) from divine inspiration. So how can they be different? Well, either the writers are full of crap and they're each are telling their own story of the same events, (meaning there's no God required) or history has molded the original scripture so many times that we have multiple interpretations on our hands. Both seem equally plausible. 



So is God real? If so then where the hell is he?







So the older the person the better the chance he/she believes in God. Can't say I'm surprised. This could be either because they're wiser or they're closer to kicking the bucket. Both seem equally plausible

However, even the most dedicated atheist can vouch that the concept of God is very alluring and convenient.
Commit a crime? Pray the regret away!
Afraid of dying? No worries! There's an awesome afterlife as long as you weren't an abysmal person!
Can't figure out the mysteries of the universe? It was God!

But wait..

Who is God?! Seriously! We can't even get His name straight! YHWH, Ehyeh, Elohim, Jehovah.. Who even is this guy? According to scripture God is a piece of crap, right? Literally worse than Hitler. I would think so. That's what I've gathered from word of mouth. The flooding of the Earth, the constant destruction of cities, and the smiting. Oh jeez the smiting. However, there are compelling arguments against this claim. They say God has justification for mostly everything he does and is indeed benevolent until tested to the brink of His patience. I've also heard that He's the purest form of good and benevolence. I'm conflicted.


How can God be the only true good...

18 So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is, God." -Mark 10:18


...But at the same time be capable of such evil?
[Job's friends and family] comforted him over all the evil The Lord had brought upon him."
Job 42:11

The divine word of God seems to have a ton of contradictions, actually. 


EXO 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
ROM 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

JOH 10:30 I and my Father are one.
JOH 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.




MAT 27:46,50: "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" ...Jesus, when he cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost."
LUK 23:46: "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, "Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit:" and having said thus, he gave up the ghost."
JOH 19:30: "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, "It is  finished:" and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."


"I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy." (JER 13:14) "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not, but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling."
"The Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy." (JAS 5:11)
"For his mercy endureth forever." (1CH 16:34)
"The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works." (PSA 145:9)
"God is love." (1JO 4:16)
But can The Bible be taken literally? Apparently so
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (KJV, 2nd Timothy 3:16)
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (NAS, 2nd Peter 1:20-21)


(John 16:25) "I have said these these things in figures of speech..."

(17:18) "The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the Earth."


So we can assume that scripture's take on infallibility is ambiguous at best.

Fun fact: Some scientists are finding evidence of a massive flood a long time ago similar to the one described in The Old Testament and The Epic of Gilgamesh. Though it wasn't worldwide. 

But does God himself exist? Well, that requires the foundation of one thing we know exists.. 



SCIENCE TIME, PLAYA! 



This is it. The core of the subject.


How did the universe come to be and can it's creation be explained by our current understanding of science without God? May I pose the epicenter of the argument both for and against God?

The Laws of Thermodynamics.
The first law, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system. The second Law of Thermodynamics states that the entropy of any isolated system always increases

There are currently 3 ways to conjure up our universe.
1. The Universe just showed up.
2. The Universe simply always was.         (We're gonna roll with the Big Bang theory.)     
3. The Universe was created. 


The First Law goes against the idea of the Universe just "showing up" as matter cannot simply be created from nothing. The building blocks for a (theoretically) infinitely expanding life bearing universe just popping into existence isn't just improbable, but impossible according to the First Law of Thermodynamics.
According to Atheists, the Universe must be a closed system, meaning that all the energy/matter/mass exist within the boundaries of the universe and no outside force has supplied or is currently supplying energy. An open system states that there is something outside the universe supplying energy at some point. To The First Law of Thermodynamics, a closed system wouldn't be able to produce energy for the creation of a universe as no outside force could supply the fundamental elements needed to create a big bang. The universe just spontaneously existing in a closed system breaks our basic knowledge of the conservation of energy and is illogical as The First Law is proven to be fact and currently has no opposition.Because it's a law. So who's the only guy who can create something from nothing? Das right. 

Another idea is that The Universe has always existed. This is total bull according to The Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that energy is constantly changing. All energy deteriorates over time so if the universe is eternal than we would've used up all our energy and life (as well as heat) wouldn't be possible. 


Some people believe that a previous Universe turned into a black hole and that explains the energy storage but this is honestly grasping at straws as once all the energy is absorbed there must be a catalyst to trigger it's release later on.
Other's think that the energy of another universe part of a multiversal matrix spawned our Universe. Well who spawned the first universe then? According to our friend The First Law it was something outside of our Universe, right?

The only logical conclusion that we can form with our limited knowledge of our existence... An outside force influenced the creation of this Universe that operates like clockwork and seeds intelligent life. Beyond spontaneity or accidents. A meticulous work of art where the sheer improbability of serendipity is dwarfed by the magnitude of perfection. 

Is God real? Maybe not as we know him. But backed by quantum physics and common sense it's safe to assume there's something written in the stars. 



(http://www.catholicbible101.com/thebible73or66books.htm)
(http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/what-is-the-difference-between-the-torah-and-the-old-testament-in-the-catholic-bible)
(https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Bible/jpstoc.html)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_and_Quranic_narratives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_in_Islam
http://www.answering-islam.org/Nehls/Ask/disagree.html
http://www.religiousforums.com/threads/divine-inspiration-and-the-torah.147917/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2526006/Americans-belief-God-miracles-declines-Darwinism-popular.html
http://michaeljkruger.com/is-the-god-of-the-old-testament-a-moral-monster-an-interview-with-dick-belcher/
http://www.jewelsofjudaism.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Who-is-God-2.jpghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God#In_the_Torah
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html
http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_BibleTrue.htm
(http://ncse.com/rncse/29/5/yes-noahs-flood-may-have-happened-not-over-whole-earth)

2 comments:

  1. There is no god. People just want to believe because it makes them feel better. Like they have a purpose.

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