Why is there a God?
There a billions of stars in a galaxy and millions of galaxies in the universe. Many of these stars aren't even medium yellow like our sun. The odds of a planet forming to Earth-like standards are actually microscopic, even if other planet types can form the basics of life. Our planet is one tiny speck in a vast universe. I would almost call it insignificant.
What makes you think we're the center of some grand cosmic scheme of some importance?
If God is so powerful, why didn't he make a universe with many yellow suns, complete with at least one green Earth populated by human-like creatures?
If there are others out there, why didn't he make some way for the other planets to become aware of each other and communicate with each other?
We're the only planet that we know of that contains life and that's supposed to be proof of a god? I'm not impressed.
We came DEAD LAST in the history of life. Two seconds to midnight as it were. Many lifeforms that came before us look like aliens. If there is a god, why should we assume that humans are made in such a being's image?
You got many things wrong in the past. The shape of the world. The planet's position in the solar system. What makes you think there aren't other things you're getting wrong?
You've killed people for holding scientific views, philosophical views, writing books on said views, members of other religions, and even yourselves for variations of your own freaking religion. If your religion makes you moral and those were "different times", what's stopping you from going back to the old habits, and why should I trust that you won't?
There are/were thousands upon thousands of deities and beliefs created by humankind throughout history and into today. Most of these gods are now dead as being mere mythologies. And even believers reject the gods of everybody else but their own and draw lines on what they believe and what they write off as nonsense.
Why does there have to be a god? Why does it have to be YOUR god?
Why is the atheist immoral for doing exactly what all believers do naturally but going one step further?
Why should I trust your morality that is derived from your religion because you require a special instruction manual to tell you how to live your life but not the morality of an atheist who does things because his heart tells him these things are good?
What happens if all your instruction manuals suddenly disappeared from the world?
You've been waiting almost 2,000 years for your god to return in human form on Earth. What do you tell your date who's late for 2,000 minutes(and counting)?
Science describes the world in terms of matter and energy. Nothing in there about magic. Both are things we can detect and measure. You reject the existence of vampires, leprechauns, and unicorns. Well some of you do anyway. You've yet to see an example of somebody levitating, casting fireballs, or giving actual curses that wasn't some parlor trick or the power of suggestion.
Why do you still believe in angels and demons?
Why do you still believe in witches?
Why do you still think religion is winning?!
If there is a god, and he made humans to be in his image, why did he make me human only to charge me with being guilty of the crime of being human, the sentence for which is eternal torment?
If God is perfect, why did he create such a screw up of a project and then go on to blame the screw up for its existence?
If your vision is such an absolute truth, why are humans given to creating such a wide variety of belief systems? And why do I have to pick your particular flavor of world views because all the others are wrong and won't save me from the crime of being human(the sentence for which is eternal torment)?
Why is this a "loving" god now?

And why won't you leave me alone?

Why. Such a powerful question. When you ask it, you have to find the answer or at least attempt to find it. Hopefully you find the answer through your own actions and with your own eyes. Instead of, you know, accepting what a book tells you.

I guess I sort of turned this into a poem. O_O

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Comment by Lord Atheist on February 27, 2010 at 11:10pm
The most honest shit I have ever read in my life!
Comment by Kris on February 28, 2010 at 9:02am
One word can describe this text perfectly: beautiful.
If it's ok, I'll save this for quoting in the future.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on February 28, 2010 at 11:41am

No problem. I guess I could've thought of more, but I didn't want to pick ones that seemed to confrontational, and having an infinitely long poem of "Whys" doesn't make sense.

I wasn't sure whether to address the problem of evil. I guess it's been asked too many times before.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 1, 2010 at 10:08am
Yup. The "I've got the Bible as proof of the Bible" defense. Funny because we atheists have also read the Bible.
Comment by Brandon Thomas Blake on March 3, 2010 at 3:14pm
the reason for God is to be an all loving and all judging creator. The world cannot have created itself and the only explanation for the creation of the world is of someone outside of the universe. the creator must be existing within itself and immant which is the definition of God. therefore God is our creator.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 3, 2010 at 8:03pm
"the reason for God is to be an all loving and all judging creator"
Such a thing can not possibly exist, knowing what we know about the world. God is a contradiction of itself. Plus, about the judging part, I don't know if I can trust such a creature not to fuck up my life.

"The world cannot have created itself and the only explanation for the creation of the world is of someone outside of the universe."
One, yes it can. Once you understand the properties of matter and the ten dimensions. Two, BALONEY! That's more god of the gaps. Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it's caused by a god. Moreso, it doesn't mean it has to be YOUR god.

If everything needs a "creator" explanation. Who created the creator? I'll tell you. We did.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 3, 2010 at 8:16pm
A god disguised as the unwavering natural laws of physics is a more plausible explanation than the ideas put forth by the Bible. But at that point, what's the purpose of having such a thing to worship?
Comment by Johnny on March 28, 2010 at 10:02am
Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 28, 2010 at 8:54pm
Comment by Peter Lemon on March 30, 2010 at 2:39pm
Fantastic! Thank santa this is free!! Can't wait to 'borrow' a quote or 4 from this!


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