8/16/2015 | Share this article: View CommentsBy Ben Love ~
I doubt that even my Christian readers would quibble with these four items. As I said, the list could be much longer. But let us deal with just these four since they are the most obvious ones, at least in my opinion. So what do we have here? Well, we have some attributes that we know for a certainty do not exist in us humans. And this is a good, since a deity is supposed to be something other than us, or greater than us. Moreover, when we logically consider what a deity must be like, it makes sense to us to assume that a deity possesses infinite power and knowledge, whatever those might be to him. It also makes sense, even if we cannot fathom the logistics of it, that a deity should be eternal. After all, if a deity can be born, it must mean there is something even greater than it, a higher The human mind has evolved through the use of reason and logic. In short, we have been enlightened. deity that is responsible for the birth. And if a deity can die, we have trouble understanding how it could have infinite power, since infinite power would have to include the ability to go on living as long as is desired. As for absolute moral perfection, it wouldn’t make sense to us to suppose that God, whoever he may be, is capable of human imperfections like envy and lust and greed. If he embodies these human characteristics, he really isn’t that much different from us. In fact, he probably is us, at that point. In order to be greater than us, he must be removed from these human failings and must possess absolute perfection of character, or so simple logic would suggest.
Thus, at the exact moment God was creating humans, he also knew that he would wipe them out with a flood (after all, God is supposed to be omniscient). Thus, knowing this, God created humans with the express intention of killing them in a flood, but he did this while also knowing that he would one die send Jesus to Earth to deal with our sinfulness once and for all. None of this makes any sense. And this conclusion levels some serious charges at the door of this allegedly “loving” God. There is no other inference that can be reached.