(08-04-2015, 11:10 PM)Saikou Wrote: God has existed from the beginning. God was not created by anyone. God was the one who created this entire thing.
>I want to know how he magically appeared out of no where.
God did not "magically appear out of nowhere"; He has always been here.
Uhm, okay. How?
As in, how would we possibly know this? Concrete evidence, I mean. Because scriptures... Well scriptures don't say much.
I can write just about anything myself, doesn't make it true. And that's where we enter a dangerous zone, the best 'proof' provided in favor of God's existence is indeed just word of mouth and old books. I'd almost imagine someone finding a book from George Orwell in the future and people start worshiping Big Brother.
The main reason I don't believe in God is because we are able to explain nearly everything or hypothesize with high rate of correctness how everything functions in our world without the need of a third-party (God).
The idea of God seems to have spawned from the fact that the brain relies on pattern-identification.
An artist makes art.
A writer makes scriptures.
A chef makes food.
These things we depend on come from another human being, so it's ingrained pattern which we begin to apply to the natural realm and since there's no presence we can tag the creation of that realm, we adorn it to the idea of a God, which is why, my hypothesis, we even made him to our likeness. Because every 'creator' we know is human, why wouldn't he have human form like us, the other creators?
In the end, disproving a fantastical idea is impossible, much like I can't disprove the existence of invisible, ethereal giraffes, and my adamant disbelief spawns from the fact that we don't need a God to explain phenomena and that we can't inspect God, find God, test God. All these meet criteria, for me and most the scientific public apparently, for something that does not exist.