• God Out Perfected Out of Existence

    To Perfect To Exist
    Too Perfect To Exist

    Christians have created a deity so perfect that he no longer needs to exist at all. God has become too perfect to exist. In essence, Christians have out perfected God out of existence.

    The Christian god is so perfect, that he has no reason to exist. No reason for himself and no reason for us. Let’s start with God’s reason for existence. Why does God do anything at all? What motivation could a perfect deity have to do anything at all? Humans create things out of a need or a desire. But a God has no needs and would have no desires. After all, what is a desire, but an expression of a want for something that one does not possess. God, being perfect, possesses everything and wants for nothing. Therefore he would have no desire at all. So why create a universe? Why create anything at all?

    Some Christians have told me that God wanted to “proclaim his glory” or something like that, but that is, one a want and two a bit egotistical for a perfect deity. So here again, I say that God is too perfect for his own existence… or at least for our existence.

    God has no reason to exist for us either. Back in the day, God was an easy answer to questions we had no idea how to answer. Now, we have lots of answers and we have a method for discovering more answers to our questions. The existence of a perfect deity doesn’t solve any questions for us that we can solve for ourselves.

    This is the old God of the Gaps issue. As our understanding of the universe has grown, the “god answer” answers less and less questions. In fact, it holds us back from discovering the real answers to questions. It’s the difference between answering a question with, “God did it,” instead of, “I don’t know, but let’s see if we can find out.” One stops the line of questioning and squashes curiosity and the other encourages curiosity and leads us to asking more questions.

    My point is that God has no reason to exist. Not for us and not for his imaginary self.

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.

    7 comments

    1. God is, however, a PERSON, who desires to be in communion with humans. That relationship between God and humans is not perfect, because humans are not perfect – this is different from saying that God is not perfect, however. God is also patient, and has an ongoing project in creation.

      1. If God were perfect, he would have found a perfect way to communicate with imperfect beings. Stop blaming his failure on others.

    2. Explain how 3.5 billion of God’s children speak to Him on a daily basis. Yet, “no one knows God exists.”

      Imagine what kind of power God has, that He DOESN’T even need to reveal Himself physical, and yet, more than half the world acknowledges He exists.

      We communicate just fine.

    3. “Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad. ”

      I have a few comments. First – Go Flyers!
      Second – the head of the Coalition of Reason? Yet, your “reasoning” is flawed in many aspects. I feel sorry for the atheists you lead.
      Thirdly – Stay at home dad. It must be nice to be able to afford this convenience by squeezing out controversial topics about faith and atheism. This benefits society how?

      1. 1. Not a sports fan.
        2. I resigned as head of PhillyCoR for personal reasons.
        3. My kids are special needs. Besides, there is no shame in staying home and raising kids. I don’t know why you think that is a bad thing. Second, spreading reason absolutely benefits society. I have de-converted many people and helped them to make the world a better place. I am proud of my work as an atheist activist.

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