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1 + 1 will never equal 3
I just spent the entire day (a Sunday I might add) arguing with my ex-girlfriend and my brother’s current girlfriend about their so-called God of the impossible. This fight went the entire 12 rounds ranging all over the ring from Free will, to the self contradiction of God's omnipotence, and even to the concept of God creating everything, and i have one simple question...WAS I REALLY LIKE THAT?
I mean here’s the thing, these 2 women who don’t know each other from Adam (or Eve), yet believe so blindly without reason that this self contradicting God exists and has played such a huge part in their lives. its sickening to think that i used to be that way.
Here’s my problem:
Due to the mathematical constant (otherwise known is mathematical law) 1 + 1 will never equal 3, 11, 23, 15 or any other number besides 2. Yes, 2. Not even an all powerful God can change this because 1+1=2. If this is true, then why on God's green earth (you can pick which god) is it so hard to reason with these people. I don’t ever remember being so stubborn and blind to the obvious truth that if god is not all powerful than he is not worthy of the title god—period.
Let me reiterate, IF GOD IS NOT ALL POWERFUL THAN HE IS NOT WORTHY OF THE TITLE "GOD"
I’m under the firm belief now that the only reason religion actually exists is because man is afraid of death.
If you want to hear something even crazier, i actually heard from one of these women's mouth that the reason that there is so much disease and poverty in Africa, is because they were not exposed to the Christian god.....ARE YOU F**KIN Crazy!!!!!!!! (And this woman was my girl)
Id like to think as a 24 year old black man, that I’ am exceptionally lucky. This is due to the fact that black people are so blindly soaked in Xtianity that it’s impossible to reason with them or even carry on a conversation of any type of value. Here's my stance (and all you black people listen up)
We as African Americans have only been exposed to Xtianity for the last 550 years HOWEVER Xtianity is about 1800 years old. Hmmm. Had our ancestors NOT been a part of the slave trade (endorsed by the Catholic Church I may add), we might have NEVER known, or heard, the word Christian. So how is it that we can be the most blinded Christians of them all?
Every time I have one of these debates and i have them often, the converting Xtian is always undoubtedly backed into the "Faith" corner. If we were to eliminate the word faith from the argument, Christianity wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. I mean if I don’t know something, I simply do not know it. I don’t try to rationalize by saying that its God's plan or that I just need to have faith. Of course the retort is, "You just don’t have a relationship with god, and you’re not opening your heart to him that’s why you don’t understand."
You’re right, I don’t blindly understand or accept something that I know to be logically impossible. God is not all-powerful. However the Ideology of God is all-powerful. The idea of an all-powerful all-knowing being that will punish you if you use your free will—that he's given you—to seek out knowledge that would expose His illusion that has controlled the masses for centuries.
It wasn’t atheists who signed off on the crusades.
It wasn’t atheists who backed the slave trade.
And it wasn’t atheists who crucified Christ. (if there ever was a Christ)
And yet we still have a society who believes that this god… the god of the impossible… the god who's very nature is impossible… is possible.
This god in the bible, YHWH, Jehovah, Allah whatever ever you want to call him, is depicted in that laughing stock contradiction of a Bible, as a six year-old child with a gun and a temper.
This God could not be responsible for existence.
And there is no way that he could possess the ability to make 1+1 equal 3. After all 1+1 equals 2
And I don’t want to hear about the tale of Jesus making a loaf of bread feed 5000; that is not a mathematical constant and has nothing to do with anything.
Grand Unified Theory
(This is no way depicts the stance of Grand Unified Theory, it’s just the organization that i am a part of)
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)