Most religious people who take the label Christian, Muslin or Jew or other such theists state that God is all-powerful or all-mighty. Anyone who thinks a bit about this claim can see the attraction of this claim. Wouldn’t it be great to have ‘superman’ protecting your back at all times? Who would not want that? Thus, human beings created a god that assuages their fears of being hurt or killed. The thinking goes like this, “if God is for us, who can be against us” to quote the Christians beloved Paul. That saying of Paul is wrong from two perspectives.
First, it completely contradicts Joshua of Nazareth’s teachings and experience. Was God for Joshua? Yes. Were people against him? Yes, most, that is why he was publically killed. Thus Paul's statement is proved false. Furthermore, Joshua teaches that "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you." John 15:18ff Thus, this part of Paul's saying - "who can be against us" - is particularly irrational.
Second, even Paul's saying does not necessarily address physical protection. But religious people don’t let facts or sound reason get in the way of their imaginary comfort blanket! So, Christians and Muslims and Jews go about quoting their beloved scripture which assures them that God – being all powerful – will protect them in this world even with evidence and proof countering that claim coming in daily by the millions of times! Even then, self-pride often comes to the rescue of the delusion when it says, "well, that guy/gal must have had some sin in their life, that is why they were hurt or killed".
Here is the dictionary definition of “delusion”:
“a : something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated.
b : a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary;”
Such delusionary religious beliefs are yet another reason why people reject believing that God exists, let alone trying to get to know God or placing their faith in him. The average person reasons that since religious people clearly have some delusional beliefs, that all their beliefs are delusional. That is faulty reasoning, but you should be able to see how the truly delusional beliefs of religious people make an easy excuse for people who don't believe God exists to throw the baby (Joshua of Nazareth) away with the dirty bathwater (Christian/bible beliefs and religion in his name).
Unfortunately a primary purpose of religion (and religious people, though they don't know they are doing it) is to put so many false and silly and foolish and delusional beliefs about God out amongst the human race that people who are willing to use the mind they were given and thus reason well, will reject God's existence. Of course the religious people don’t believe they are doing that, but that is exactly the nature of deception or of being deluded. Religious people are deceived and deluded on many things regarding God and thus they serve to deceive or to have others enter into their delusion.
Here are some key claims/doctrine of the Christians regarding the nature and character of God.
OK, let’s use reason and logic well here to evaluate these claims, for these claims are in the realm of truth, not faith (extending trust and/or confidence to someone or something) and thus can be tested by logic.
If God can see all things (omnipresent), then he can see all the evil acts that are committed each day on this planet against innocent people. Is this not correct?
Verifiable, Undeniable Facts:
Fact 1: Many thousands of relatively innocent people - most of whom are women and children - are unjustly harmed or treated wrongly each day on this planet, including Christians and others who say they believe in God. From neglect, to emotional pain from being treated wrongly or shamefully, to physical death and everything in between - harm, pain and suffering caused by people happens each day on this planet countless times.
Fact 2: Most of the innocent people who are harmed (used, abused, neglected, mistreated, hurt, injured or killed) are women and children…the weak and vulnerable.
Of the millions of people unjustly treated or harmed each day on this planet, there are no reliable, verifiable reports of miracles delivering people from harm. There are billions of cell phones spread across the earth at this point, most of which have cameras and yet nothing – no evidence that an all-powerful God is saving or protecting or intervening on the behalf of, innocent children to save them from wrongs and harm.
So, there are THE facts. Millions of vulnerable or weaker people are unjustly treated or harmed each day. So the question is, where is God to intervene and protect them? Surely each day at least several of the billions of people with cameras/cell phones would capture the many instances of God intervening to protect unjustly treated people? Or surely many of the alleged 'healings' by God would gain some traction in the media if there were evidence and facts behind them.
And yet the religious people continue in their delusional chant, “God is in control…God is in control”. Well, logic tells us that if God is in control of a world filled with evil, then God is responsible for that evil. See any problems with that reasoning? If not, why not submit to the truth of it and start down the road of finding real freedom instead of staying in religious delusion?
If God were in fact all powerful and all-knowing and can see all things that happen in this realm we call earth; AND he acted based on love for people (and a person who loves another person certainly acts to protect them from unjust harm); then surely he would intervene to prevent the pain and suffering of innocent or unjustly treated people. Again, does the reader find fault with my reason or logic?
No, the religious objection of, “but God’s ways are higher than our ways” does not make the truth go away…it is merely a parroted religious response which seeks to avoid or deny what is obviously true. And the religious people respond, ‘No, that is Scripture, the Word of God!’. Yes that is scripture, but no, scripture is not the word of God, and if it was, why do you look to a god who has the power to stop children’s suffering and abuse yet does not? Back to the delusional denial, ‘oh, but God’s ways are not our ways’. Well, THAT god’s ways are cowardly and evil, dear person. If that god could stop unjust treatment and children's suffering but chooses not to, then that god's ways are lower than a decent human being's ways! How would you describe the 250lb strong man watching a sniveling 150lb pervert abuse a child and do nothing about it??? Would you say, 'that strong man's ways are higher than our ways'? Still clinging to, 'but there could be some reason we don't understand why god does not intervene'.
Well, how about because the Creator of life on the earth cannot intervene?!
The truth is that no such help is forthcoming as the factual evidence of each day proves. God does NOT currently intervene in the affairs of mankind as any non-deluded individual can easily judge. So, why not consider coming out from the delusion and instead listening to the One who say, “I am the truth”? Why not give up your bible religion and a reliance on ‘scripture’ that is contradicted by reality, and instead put your faith in the Light of the world?
The fact that God cannot intervene does NOT mean that He is not very powerful in His realm; or that He does not love us; or that the thing he called "eternal life" is not available to us. The Light of the world pointed to the Life after our life on this earth, as the Life where all wrongs will be righted and all suffering will end...where we will experience a joy that we cannot know in this existence in this world. Please listen to him:
And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets. But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full. Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way." Luke 6
The One who says, "I am the way, the truth and the life" clearly points us towards a future existence that will be far better than what we experience in this world. So, instead of waiting for God to do something for me or the other's I care about, it is UP TO ME AND YOU TO DO WHAT WE CAN to alleviate pain and suffering and bring some rightness and goodness and LOVE into this world. But we cannot do that until we are free.
Once you are free, you can then become part of the peaceful revolution and start to truly help other human beings! To understand the truly good news of The Light of the world and how to be free, click here.
For a better understanding of how Christian false beliefs do not nullify the Risen One's person or teachings, see this video - Does God Exist? Christian False Beliefs .
For more detail and a better understanding of this issue, please see my new book, "Christianity: A Successful Failure, Finding Light in an Age of Darkness".
Please, enter into his Life and come, join the Peaceful Revolution!