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The Fool Says, ‘There is no God’

Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 4:56 PM
"free will" is the cop-out. If we have true free will then god does not know everything that was or will be. If god knows everything that we will or will ever do then there is no true free will. You can't have it both ways. Religion created the argument of "free will" to explain why god didn't intervene in suffering and when people did bad things. For example, those that say the people saved during the West, TX explosion where "saved by god" if god is powerful enough to save those people, then WHY DID THE EXPLOSION HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1

Be they theist or be they atheist, on this most scientists agree: In the beginning there was nothing. There was no time, space or matter. There wasn’t even emptiness, only nothingness. Well, nothing natural anyway.

And then, bang! Everything. Nonexistence became existence. Nothing became, in less than an instant, our inconceivably vast and finely tuned universe governed by what mankind would later call – after we too popped into existence from nowhere, fully armed with conscious awareness and the ability to think, communicate and observe – “natural law”...