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Christianity Johnson on 26 Aug 2008 12:03 am

What happens if there is no god?

Dennis Prager is a fairly famous person, with a nationally syndicated radio show, a book and a newspaper column. Here, he explores the question, “What if there is no God?”

If there is no God by Dennis Prager

This is his thesis: “So, while it is not possible to prove (or disprove) God’s existence, what is provable is what happens when people stop believing in God.”

Prager proceeds to present a list containing 14 items. For example, here is item 1:

1. Without God there is no good and evil; there are only subjective opinions that we then label “good” and “evil.”

Since it is a fact that God is imaginary, this first item is humorous. And it is humorous for two reasons.

First, even though God is imaginary, there is good and evil. Humans define good and evil. People understand that murdering fellow human beings is wrong. We understand that we need to stop at red lights. Etc. It is fairly easy for people to understand these sorts of things. And it is fairly easy for most people to agree to abide by them. No God is required. Atheists figure this out, as do Buddhists. In fact, by most objective measures (for example, ratios of prisoners), atheists do a better job of figuring out good and evil than Christians do. Most of the people in prison are Christians.

Second, the God of the Bible is one of the most evil, horrific beings ever imagined by human beings. God would be the very last being we would want arbitrating good and evil, because he is evil incarnate. You can get a sampling of just how much evil is embodied in this being in this video, entitled, “Proving that the Pope has never read the Bible”:

The other 13 items in Prager’s list are also interesting, when you read them with the knowledge that God is imaginary. The fact is that once we can help Christians, Muslims, etc. to realize that there is no God and to abandon their superstitious beliefs, the world will be a much better place.

Mr. Prager, there is no God. If you will sit down for an hour or two and allow your brain to explore this possibility without restraint, your common sense will lead you to the truth in short order. Your God is imaginary. Please adapt your list, and your thinking, to take account of this fact.

10 Responses to “What happens if there is no god?”

  1. on 26 Aug 2008 at 2:31 am 1.Someone said …

    EXCELLENT!

  2. on 26 Aug 2008 at 3:17 am 2.Snag said …

    The video is great. Why can’t Christians see something so obvious?

  3. on 26 Aug 2008 at 4:11 am 3.Shana said …

    Johnson, I am guessing that you are a man who is stuck in your ways. I am not a psychotic christian who forces my religion on people. I havent read ALL of the bible, I dont go to church every sunday. Actually, I am a christian who works on a sunday occationally. I am 18 and I honestly believe that I can defend my religion to you and anybody else that would like to have a good natured debate about god and their beliefs. If you are open minded, as I am, and willing to listen to the other side of the story then my e-mail is hotstar_08@hotmail.com. If not, then you dont have the whole story on this website and you dont know the facts. It means that you are simply stating your personal negative interpretation of the bible and expecting other people to follow it.

  4. on 26 Aug 2008 at 9:14 am 4.Pasta Lover said …

    Violence is against God’s nature??? LOL! Silly pope. : )

  5. on 26 Aug 2008 at 9:40 am 5.Admin said …

    Shana,

    As an alternative, There are lots of people who would enjoy discussing religion with you in the forums:

    http://www.whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/

  6. on 26 Aug 2008 at 12:58 pm 6.Sam Gray said …

    First of all I would like to say I respect your opinions and believes. I am in the search of the truth too.

    I find your arguments to be very young (immature). These are the arguments people used agers ago to disprove the existence of God. Reading your arguments has encouraged me to start a blog. To say that there are more Christians in the prison is a mathematical statement. 1/3 of the world populations are Christians. Well your others augments are just as immature as this one. Maybe you should get yourself updated with the latest argument in trying to disprove the existence of god. If you have, please let me know at: http://www.whatyougot2say.blogspot.com. Thanks man.

  7. on 26 Aug 2008 at 5:43 pm 7.BS said …

    Atheists Have Christian Values Too

  8. on 02 Sep 2008 at 11:28 pm 8.sophie ford said …

    ok firstly i would like to say that i am deeply offended by your comments!! ok i am also not a psychotic christian and i am open to otehr peoples ides but it seem to me that you havent actually read all the facts on christianity and that your opinions on hitler being gods plan is mistaken!! what you forget is god made us to have FREEWILL meaning he has no control over us! so hitler was not planned by god hitler decided his own path and god cannot force anyone to do anything if they do not accept him in there lives and you arevrefering to huitler being the devils plan as the devil does exist!
    if god does not exist then please explain howwe as individuals have feelings emotions how we can feel phuysical and emotional pain most of all the emotional part! how do we have likes and dislikes how have we become so intelligent??

    i think that your opinions are extrememly biased but i can see that you feel this way and feel very bitter towrds christianity and i would love to know what made you like this

    i am 17 years old and i havent been a christian for very long and i know what it is like to be undecided and to not like christianity i used to despise it thinking it was a religion with rules

    however it isnt itr is a faith and it has guidlines
    and the people are nice sometimes you will come across people who are fake christians give youa ll the high and myty but if you wnet to a congegration then you myt think diferently most of us are nice and were only trying to express outr happiness in being saved and another thing if you rewad the bible even once and looked at revelations u would see that thisbook was written thousands of years ago and yet in their they predicted the tsunami and the floods we had last year its all in there!! u should look at both side srather than be biased!

  9. on 07 Sep 2008 at 2:02 am 9.Nardo said …

    I rip this Prager guy apart in my blog: http://mirrorsponge.blogspot.com/2008/08/if-there-is-no-god-what-really-follows.html

  10. on 16 Oct 2012 at 5:18 pm 10.josue komapni said …

    what will happen if there where no god?

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