An Atheist Reads The Book Of Job: God Responds But Doesn’t Answer

So after the debate I covered last time between Job and his 3 “friends” (if you can call them that) there is a shift in the Book of Job. The first post was about questions of morality and why bad things happen to good people and in this post God shows up to give his response. Continue reading “An Atheist Reads The Book Of Job: God Responds But Doesn’t Answer”

An Atheist Reads The Bible: The Fear Of God

If there is one strong theme so far in the Book of Deuteronomy (or the Bible in general) it is that you must fear God. God doesn’t want to be loved or praised or have a personal relationship with you, he wants you to fear him. Plenty of times the Bible explicitly says that God is to be feared by all. When the Israelites sin and beg forgiveness, God ignores their cries. He is not a God of mercy, moreover, he gives plenty of reasons for you to fear him. Continue reading “An Atheist Reads The Bible: The Fear Of God”

A Visit To The Gates Of Hell

If I live a hundred years I will never forget the horrors of the Auschwitz death camp. I saw the cramped, sparse wooden sheds, originally designed to store horses, but that prisoners slept in. I saw the cattle containers that were used to transfer millions of Jews to their death. I saw the barbed wire, the electric fences, and the watchtowers that meant few escaped. I saw Block 11, where cruel and barbaric experiments were conducted by deranged Nazi doctors. I saw the hidden courtyard, where prisoners were secretly executed. I saw the starvation cells, where prisoners were denied food and water until they were dead. I saw the enormous chimneys. I saw the furnaces which left no remains of an entire race. I saw the gas chamber, the face of pure evil. I saw the gates of hell. I saw Auschwitz. Continue reading “A Visit To The Gates Of Hell”

Arguments Against The Existence Of God #1 – The Problem Of Evil

God is described to be all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving. But if this is so, then why is there evil in the world? Let me explain.

Could God use his powers to prevent all evil? If not then he is not all-powerful.

What if he does not know that evil is taking place? Then he is not all-knowing.

What if he does not want to prevent the evil? Then he is not all-loving.

It is therefore impossible for both evil and an all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving God to exist simultaneously. As we know there is evil in the world, God as he is described, cannot exist. Continue reading “Arguments Against The Existence Of God #1 – The Problem Of Evil”