The god of the Old Testament sets moral rules for humanity, but the Bible clearly shows that he seems to feel no obligation to follow them himself. He is the exemplar of Epicurus' paradox, revealing himself to be untrustworthy in every aspect and, therefore, unworthy of the worship he demands. As he would be as likely as not to perjure himself when called as a witness, it is irrelevant as to whether or not he would go along with the trial.
I would continue being a rational skeptic. God may be all powerful, but Man, using science, has usurped (or at least challenged) God's alleged powers in several areas (Sodom and Gomorrah? Screw that, we got Nukes), so eventually we'd have enough power to challenge God's rule over us and finally be free.
Also, if God did exist, he would either be bound by the speed of light, or not bound to it, which would mean we could escape his influence given time, or gain access to much more of the universe with better understanding
There is evidence of ancient cities being destroyed by nuclear weapons. I was watching a show the other day about Mohenjo-Daro and scientist say that all the inhabitants are lying in the streets. their images burned into the ground much like a nuke would do. Furthermore the area gives off a high reading of radiation not common to the area. There are ancient stories of a warship, if you will, being seen by many people throughout history in this area.
If you look hard enough and have a open mind there are many things one can discover without the thought of a god popping in your brain.
I don't believe nuclear weapons were available back then. I don't believe ancient but advanced aliens visited our planet long ago just to do a test of their weapon. However I think whatever it was that caused the Tunguska Event may have happened multiple times over during the course of early human history.
No its not from popular science. It's from accounts all throughout history. The evidence of the radiation is quite real as is the city. As far as the alien warship I have my doubts to. The story claims that it was some kind of war fought with many ships in the sky. Most likely in space not actually in earths atmosphere. But who knows, happened so long ago.
At what point do we discredit all of history. Most of the history we have on record doesn't date back that long. Possibly 25,000 years are a little longer. It wouldn't be that big of a stretch to believe that within the millions of years this planet has been here that we have gotten no visitors. If you look at the most ancient of all civilizations they all claim at some point to have seen large ships ascend from the sky at one time or another. Even in America the native Indians have stories of massive structures descending from the sky. In most cases people would worship these beings, which could shed some light on where religion and worshiping gods came from.
I'm not saying with certainty that this events are true, but in the grand scheme of history it's worth looking at. Many atheist choose to not believe many things about our history just on basis of religion being so wrong. Many of us cant or will not humor the argument of visitors or that the human race may be the visitor ourselves. Again I'm not saying this is my belief, just something to ponder. We wage this war against religion as if religion is the only system worth exploring, if just to disprove it. We research religion to death, much like i do, for clues to disprove it without looking at events within them, or events recorded by other civilizations that have nothing to do with said religion. Many atheist here the word alien and immediately our bullshit radar kicks on. But with the vast distance of space and our nearly nonexistent knowledge of space beyond our own galaxy why are we so quick to throw it out the window. If anything we should embrace the possibility of another race like us or similar to us somewhere out there.
It would make do difference to me at all. If there actually was a supreme being, it couldn't possibly bear any resemblance to the judeo-christian spoiled brat child god. Even if it was aware of me as an individual (highly doubtful) I'm sure it would have zero interest in my fleeting existence. What's the point of worshipping and praying? You might as well talk to the the big bang for all the good such a thing would do.
This is probably going to sound like a funny answer, but I would continue living my life as I do without him. The problem is that the Bible is filled with contradictions, including that Hell was never described as a fiery place where people burned-- it was originally a cold, dark state of being you found yourself in when you were away from God. I've always interpreted heaven and hell to exist while living, not after death. I also believe that if an intelligent, human-like god existed (and he is human like in the Bible-- anger, jealousy, and other such emotions are human in nature), then he would appreciate people who logically challenged his existence and would be more concerned with people who were living virtuously than people who happened to pick the correct religious denomination out of the like, 40,000 that exist. I can't say I believe God would be bothered by my Atheism at all (especially considering the going rates for Christians in prisons in America--- over 95% of them read the Bible and identify with religion and only .2% are Atheist) because I haven't ever done anything harmful to anyone or anything and I live honestly. If he wanted to beam me to hell anyway, he'd be welcome to--- I wouldn't want anything to do with a god that didn't have a sense of humor.