A new study confirms what every atheist already knows – when a believer talks about “the will of God”, what they really mean is “whatever I feel like the will of God should be”:
For many religious people, the popular question “What would Jesus do?” is essentially the same as “What would I do?” That’s the message from an intriguing and controversial new study by Nicholas Epley from the University of Chicago. Through a combination of surveys, psychological manipulation and brain-scanning, he has found that when religious Americans try to infer the will of God, they mainly draw on their own personal beliefs.
So one person believes that the “will of God” is to kill all homosexuals. That person will find the right verses in the Bible and state that that is the “will of God”. Another person believes the opposite, so she finds verses in the Bible about love and compassion and declares that to be “the will of God”.
Over in the Forums this is called SPAG, or Self-Projection as God. Basically you take whatever you believe, and give it more weight by stating it is the will of God.
Any rational person can see that the “will of God” is a total fabrication. If there really were a God and he really had a “will”, his “will” would be communicated consistently across all believers. The fact that this does not happen is further proof that God is imaginary.