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The Silly Argument Of The Religious.

The Silly Argument Of The Religious.

Do NOT confuse this post as an attack of believers, as it is truly an observation of all religious thought, including nonbelievers.

There is an inherent arrogance in believing one knows anything about the nature or existence of God. If you believe in no God and claim to know God doesn’t exist, your logic is inherently flawed. The notion that humanity knows anything about the creation of the universe is false logically because if humanity is part of the universe, than we know the universe must have been created or it wouldn’t exist. Since it exists, and was created, it must have some sort of creator or creating force. Since we are part of the universe, we cannot be above said universe. Since the universe was created, and thus it has a creator, the creator is above creation. Since we cannot be above the universe we can never understand the mechanisms of how it was created, for it is above our understanding.

I don’t want to make arguments against God's existence for two major reasons: A. I believe. B. It’s useful for humanity to have certain religious tendencies.

The order of those statements matter for the logical progression of my thoughts. That said, the existence of God, or Gods, or whatever, doesn’t matter. If God exists, then God is aware of our limitations and shouldn’t hold us to a higher standard of knowledge outside of the universe. If God does not exist, it is foolish to think we could understand whatever mechanism created the universe anyway, because as far as I am aware the mechanism must be greater than the universe itself. We cannot understand it anyway as a subset of creation.

Authors Note: If you see flaws in the argument, please let me know. I am sure somebody has thought this through further than I have.


My Dumbest Episode So Far - Abortion: A (Hopefully) Intelligent Take

My Dumbest Episode So Far - Abortion: A (Hopefully) Intelligent Take

we make beauty from broken things | Poem by Brooke River

we make beauty from broken things | Poem by Brooke River

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