• I am a spiritual person in that I think we are all connected with the Universe, and that Nature is worth working together for. But I do not believe the Universe has any influence on good or bad. This said, on the point above, I can only be agnostic. It’s in the realm of gut feeling… nothing more.
HOWEVER, to the eternal old argument that us atheists cannot PROVE there is no god — my answer depends on what we mean by “God”:
1) If you are talking about an intelligent god-like intelligent force out there — true, I cannot prove the negative.
2) If you are talking about any man-made folkloric “gods” of our different cultures, like the Christian God, then yes! — I CAN prove beyond any reasonable doubt that He does NOT exist!
There are 3 ways to dismiss this god alleged to be omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent:
A) His character has all the flaws of man: Jealousy, vengeance, elitist, sectarian, prone to ethnic-cleansing/genocide, has regrets, an inflated ego and need for adulation, unforgiving unless blood is shed, and more… NOTHING of an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God.
It is supposed to be a prophetic book, yet makes no hints on the age of technology, nor the uniting of the whole world thru the internet. Not ONE hint!
C) Given that the only reason the concept of God exists in our collective minds is because it originates from scriptures like the Bible, a self-crediting and flawed collection of books — there is no logic nor evidence to claim the main character as real.
Not only is there no evidence for him — there is evidence AGAINST him.
I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.