My theory does not defy common sense. I believe if it could create our universe it would have been more than capable of creating a God capable of creating us.
This is a circular reference. Since creation requires one thing to exist before another, like a parent creating a child, the child cannot in turn create the parent. In other words, the child cannot create something that existed before the child was created.
This is a basic issue of logic.
I look at it like this. Y'all are stuck with the religious idea of God. Religions have made you hate the very idea of such a god.
This is incorrect. I do not hate god. I cannot hate something that doesn't exists. I don't hate religion, either, not in principle anyway. I do hate when religion causes Person A to require that Person B live by Person A's religion. I hate the way people use religion to diminish or ostracize others. I hate how people use religion as an excuse for not knowing facts and assuming that some sky daddy is going to come in to save them at the last minute.
In other words, I hate the lack of common sense, the lack of logic and the lack of personal liberty. Religion is not the only vehicle that fosters these things. Conspiracy theorists, the black helicopter crowd, the anti-vaccination parents, FOX News, etc ... are all like a religion that perpetuates stupidity and eschews facts. These things encourage people to remain in the dark, often in the same way that religion does.
Once I realized religions were man made I revisited the idea of God and found that life was more bearable with the non-religious God in it. When nothing else would help Love Lifted Me!
As I stated previously, you are making god to fit your own liking, your own reality. This god does not exist anywhere else. Since you get to define whatever you think god is for your own purposes, the discussion of your god is rather pointless. It's like playing a football game in which the referee is always changing the rules.
To put it another way, it's like arguing with you about how much you love the color magenta instead of another color. It's a personal choice, not anything factual.
No God's not going to interfere with your decision making. You are free to believe what you want. You are responsible for your beliefs.
If the evidence is zero then why are we here? The complexity of life is plenty of evidence. Our precise location to the sun, our protective atmosphere,
all evidence of a Creator.
The observable complexity of life is actually evidence of a lack of god. Even more so the consistency of the elements of the universe defies the interference of a god.
Our existence on this planet is a statistic, nothing more. Maybe that doesn't warm your heart but it actually inspires me. It makes life more precious than if it were granted by a god. There are likely millions of other planets in the galaxy that also offer the same scenario as earth but we don't know if they harbor life ... yet.
As well explained by Richard Dawkins, nothing in our universe points to the existence of a god or the participation of a god. Quite the opposite.
reason I bother to discuss whether a god exists is to counter the beliefs of others who assuredly think one does exists and that their god has told them what to do with or to the rest of us. It's completely delusional.
God has been around long before the junebug was even thought about. There are many folks that believe as I do. At least I don't want God to be jealous, egotistical, and vengeful like the religions do. I am not trying to scare people but comfort them. Atheism offers no comfort to my life and little hope for mankind. God is not the problem people are!
But according to you, god created himself after he created the universe. How do you know that your god was around before you were? By your own explanation of the order of things, not only could you be god, you might have created god.
I do not think that there are many people who believe like you do -- insofar as god creating himself after he created the universe, or that the universe was created by some accident
and then it created god for us ... I challenge you to find a significant number of people who believe these things. Regardless of whether a majority of people like to partake in a particular religion, the predominant thinking is that god created the universe and everything within it. What happened next is an obvious point of contention for most believers.
Let me clarify something for you: atheism
doesn't offer anything to anyone. Atheism is precisely to be without religion
. As a previous or quasi Christian, you are atheistic with respect to other religions, but I am just atheistic with respect to all of them. Since people are inspired from the things they see and think and their own internal desire to express themselves, a religion or a god have only been subjects of their creativity. Many people who were/are, more or less, atheists, have been inspired in various way to achieve various things: art, architecture, literature, engineering, scientific discoveries, etc.
While you feel you need a sense of god/religion in order to inspire you or comfort you, which is quite fine because that is your personal choice, it is wholly incorrect to say that atheism offers no comfort to your life. It was never supposed to. Atheism is not a something that offers something else to someone. Atheism is merely a state of being. As an atheist, I am inspired in many ways and I find comfort in many things -- I just don't credit the source of these things as "god". I see no evidence for a god and no point in crediting god for things that I did both good and bad.