If a God Existed?
What if a god existed? What would he be like? I can answer that two ways:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
- How does the bible describe Yahweh, the Christian god? Richard Dawkins summarises that as … the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous, proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
- Ignoring the bible, what does observing the universe imply about the nature of any ruling deity? He is reclusive. He has not made an appearance or done anything detectable in at least 2000 years. Reports of appearances before that are questionable. He is completely indifferent to the fate of humans. He allows natural disasters, wars, famines, plagues, birth defects, protracted painful deaths… He does not block humans from doing stupid things like mass release of CO₂, pollution, stockpile nuclear weapons, stockpile biological weapons, widen the wealth gap to a chasm… He ignores all prayers. He does not appear to favour any religious group, e.g. by protecting their homes from floods and fires.