I keep hearing an argument for the existence of god that I absolutely must address. Supposedly, us humans are of such inferior intelect that to be able to perceive of god or know god exists is just a stretch of our plausible mental faculties. The reason we can’t see god is our brains are just too weak to work it all out, which supposedly makes sense since god is just so awesome and stuff.
I just want to point out here and now that this is the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever heard. An organism’s ability to think on the same level as another organism has no bearing on the existence of another organism. The way organisms know other organisms exist is not mental, it is physical. Ants know humans exist. We might just be a gigantic large object that will squish them, but they know we are there because just before getting squished, they scurry away to avoid being squished. They don’t have to understand math, philosphy, quantum mechanics, cosmology, rocket science, how to build smart phones, or create fine art to know we exist.
I don’t care if you believe your god makes a modern supercomputer look like an idiot. I don’t care if there is no way I will ever be able to understand his superior intellectual plan that includes child rape and leukemia. Show me his effect on the real world. Show me the proverbial “squished ant”, whatever that may be.
If your god is real, and can actually do anything at all in our real universe, then there will be a physical change because of your god. What is that change? Please tell me.
Also, ants can get squished by stuff other than people. They can actually get squished by stuff that isn’t even alive, like if a rock wears free from a hillside and rolls down. So after you tell me what you claim your god does, how do I know that it is because of your god, and not just something else? How can you tell the difference? Explain that.
I don’t need to see examples of godly-level math. I don’t need to listen to the insanely complex decision making process of your god. I just want you to show me that your god is capable of affecting anything in the real world. Literally anything at all.
I’ll be waiting right here for any religious person anywhere in the world to just show me what their god does. I won’t be holding by breath, on account of this sort of thing historically being such a disappointment. But spread my words far and wide, I’m here waiting to see this god of yours.
By the way, if all your god is able to supposedly do is create events that are just as likely by chance, then your god is a supreme weak-ass bitch, and even if real wouldn’t be worth worshipping anyway.
The Spartan Atheist