Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


THE NONSENSE WORD, GOD

GOD HIMSELF IS NONSENSE IN HIMSELF
 
To create is to make something out of literally nothing. It means not that nothing is a material from which things are made. It means that what does not exist comes into being - it now exists. The Church says it means that God made all things from nothing and not from his own power or energy or himself. It says his power is as unchangeable as himself for it is him. It says that if God made things out of his power he would be making it of himself and that would be mutation not creation (Question 650, Radio Replies, Vol 1; Summa, Book One, chapter 17).
 
All the Church is able to say in refutation of the fact that if God is an infinite creator then he must be the creation is that experience proves we are not God who is a being without composition or parts which is what they mean when they say that the solution is in the fact that our being, our existence is different from Godís (page 145-6, Aquinas). But if this God exists our experience is misleading us.

God is his attributes so if he is a logically necessary being then everything he does is necessary and as necessary as he does for he is what he does. It follows that even the most useless grain of sand on a far distant planet is logically necessary for it was logically necessary for him to make it. But this is ridiculous. Even if God could be logically necessary this observation would cancel out this argument and show that there was some big misunderstanding in our reasoning that led us to think God necessarily exists.
 
If you want to make God an explanation for creation then you have to show that the idea of God makes sense but you cannot prove that and indeed there is proof that it does not make sense. Also, nobody denies that if there is a God he is a mystery and the way he does things is a mystery. This means you cannot be sure if you are talking nonsense or not when you talk about your faith in God. Many religions have got people to accept nonsense as true by telling them it is a mystery.

TOO FAR-FETCHED

Religion says a miracle is far-fetched but we can still believe if the evidence is still good enough. 

Believers say even a grain of sand is a miracle. But it is a material thing. What if you were to say that a being without parts would be a bigger miracle?That would require massive evidence.  And evidence for nonsense is not evidence at all.  No evidence is ever good enough to justify belief in nonsense.  A God who does miracles would have to be the biggest miracle of all.  An unlimited God is an unlimited miracle.  Thus it is unreasonable to believe in God and unreasonable to suppose that the idea of spirit even makes sense.  Evidence for something that you are only guessing makes sense is as bad as evidence for outright nonsense.  No evidence "for" outright nonsense would be better for it is more easily demolished.

ATHEISM IS NOT SELF-CONTRADICTORY

All, believers and atheists, seem to agree that there is noting necessarily contradictory in saying there is no God.  If that is true then it is possible that God is contradictory though we do not know how for the doctrine is loaded with mystery.  Reason says then that to adopt belief in God is irrational for it is taking a risk with coherence.

LACK OF EVIDENCE GIVES STRONG SUSPICION OF INCOHERENCE

Idealism is the doctrine that spirit is real but it does not stop there.  It says that all things despite how it looks are spirit.

Bertrand Russell thought that whether true or false idealism is not absurd. But it is absurd for you cannot just say that non-material powers and beings and spirits may exist for by definition you can only assume that. You cannot just assume a dragon lives in the volcano. That would be mad but assuming the possibility of spirit is worse. Thoughts might seem like non-material things but we see something non-material and magical in beautiful places on beautiful days. If thoughts can be non-material that does not mean living beings such as God or souls can exist. Trees being alive does not mean stones have to be alive.

The point is that if we cannot show idealism is false then the reason is that we are assuming spirit makes sense in the first place.  We assume it may simulate material things and forces.

We should not be assuming spirit or idealism in the first place. Problem solved!

The fact that there is a problem shows that we should not be assuming spirit is possible.  There is and can be no evidence so it is just like, "I am so infallible that I can decide that spirit exists just because I want to believe in it and my want to believe in it makes it sensible to believe in it."

Assuming leads to circles and incoherence.

FINALLY
 
There is no God. The belief is incoherent. It is therefore opposed to correct thinking which means it is opposed to people for we need to think correctly for our own self-confidence and our welfare.  That is our answer to fools who say, "Being anti-God makes as much sense as being anti-square circle."  God is not treated as a square circle though he is and that is where the problem is.  What about the notion that God may make no sense to us but still make sense?  There is no such thing as taking a risk with a view.  You cannot say it is okay to take a risk.  It is incoherent to say what may be incoherent is true or coherent.  It is a lie. 
  
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