Christianity Johnson on 26 Aug 2008 12:03 am
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.