This is a nice, compact site that shows people how imaginary God is:
Here is the TOC from the home page:
It is easy to prove to yourself that God is imaginary. The evidence is all around you. Here are 29 simple proofs:
1. Try praying
2. Statistically analyze prayer
3. Watch the offering plate
4. Think about science
5. Read the Bible
6. Ponder God's plan
7. Understand religious delusion
8. Think about Near Death Experiences
9. Understand ambiguity
10. Look at historical gods
11. Notice that there is no scientific evidence
12. See the magic
13. Take a look at slavery
14. Examine Jesus' miracles
15. Examine Jesus' resurrection
16. Contemplate the contradictions
17. Think about Leprechauns
18. Imagine heaven
19. Notice that you ignore Jesus
20. Notice your church
21. Understand Jesus' core message
22. Count all the people God wants to murder
23. Listen to the Doxology
24. Ask why religion causes so many problems
25. Understand evolution and abiogenesis
26. Notice that the Bible's author is not "all-knowing"
27. Think about life after death
28. Notice how many gods you reject
29. Think about communion
The Tao gives rise to all forms, yet it has no form of its own.
If you attempt to fix a picture of it in your mind, you will lose it.
This is like pinning a butterfly: the husk is captured but the flying is lost.
Why not be content with simply experiencing it?
(Brian Walker interpreting Lao Tsu)
Neat site. Thank you for the link!
Is God imaginery? I think not. Here is why.
It is written that you know there is a God due his truth that is revealed to mankind:
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:18-21
Hmmm, looks like we are getting somewhere indeed! But let’s take it further, shall we. Yes, lets!
It is written that you know there is a God due to the law which is written on your hearts/conscience:
For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus. Romans 2:14-16
So now you know, your conscience bears witness of God’s law. But where does it all end? Here is how, it is written:
Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:32
So now you know. The best thing to do is mediate on these truths, then turn your heart and life over the Christ. I mean, everything, turn it all over to him!
[quote author=“TheChampion”]So now you know. The best thing to do is mediate on these truths, then turn your heart and life over the Christ. I mean, everything, turn it all over to him!
Your thoughts are appreciated. You may find this page beneficial in your own search for truth.
[quote author=“TheChampion”]Is God imaginery? I think not. Here is why.
Can you explain to me how the text you’ve quoted really says anything more than “I say God exists because I say so.”
The first section says that we know God because he punishes the wicked. Can you show me provable real world examples of how he’s punished the wicked (i.e., not stories from your book of fairy tales)?
The second basically says that god must exist, because we have a conscience/morals (if I’m reading it correctly). A completely ludicrous statement. For this statement to have merit you have to be able to demonstrate that we could not possibly have a conscience or morals unless there’s an invisible superhero up in the sky telling us what they are.
Answer those questions, with something other than quotes of scripture and we may actually have something to talk about.