Came across a gem of a website, Stand To Reason
To summarize, it is attempting to shift the burden of proof by making non Christians define what god they don’t believe in.
The only useful thing on the page was a definition of what god the author believes in:
For instance, the God of the Bible is an uncreated, infinite, eternal, and metaphysically necessary Being. Furthermore, He is described as all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good, and everywhere present.
So, yes, indeed, I do not believe in this god, or even think a god like this is possible. Let us break down the properties here:
- Uncreated : so the God of the Bible is uncreated, but how is this even possible? Uncreated, to me, is the same as non existent, it is a useless concept.
- Infinite: Again, infinity is just a concept, like numbers. The concept of infinite is something a thinking mind can create and does not exist in the real universe.
- Eternal: The universe may be eternal (oscillating, or cyclical, or something we can not conceive, but nothing is eternal). The current version of this universe, is not eternal, and has a finite beginning.
- Metaphysically necessary being: This is just another definition of god, so kind of an odd term to use. Circular definition.
- All-powerful: If you are infinite, you will also be all powerful. Infinite is a concept, not a real thing.
- All-knowing: If you are infinite, you will also be all knowing. Infinite is a concept, not a real thing.
- All-good: Natural evil anyone? Holoprosencephaly. Do a google image search on that term and tell me god is all good.
- Everywhere present: Again, if you are infinite, you will be a everywhere. Infinite is a concept, not a real thing.
This definition of god is describing an entirely imaginary concept. If god is all good, whence comes evil? If god is all knowing and ever present, is there no such thing as free will? Infinity is a concept, like numbers. 0, +/- infinity are all just concepts of thinking minds, and I don’t think apologists know this. There is one last point I want to make: How can I have a personal, infinite god in a finite universe?