Do gods exist? Some arguments

Photo: The Trifid Nebula Messier 20 from J. Rho SSC/Caltech, JPL-Caltech, NASA

I’m writing a series of short posts about whether gods exist and why the question is an important one. I’ll update this list every time I publish a new one, so please bookmark this page.

Ideas of Gods

1 Deists and theists
2 Atheists and agnostics
3 What is more likely?
4 Is god a pure mind?
5 Perfect and changeless?
6 Is a god the first cause?
7. Papal movement argument
8. A fine-tuned universe?
9. The moral argument
10. The Euthyphro dilemma
11. Good god or evil god?
12. An all-knowing god?

Reality and Morality

13. Created for a purpose?
14. Created for humans?
15. Is human life special?
16 What is morality?
17 How did morality evolve?
18 Morality without gods?
19 Morality with gods?
20 Summary so far

The Ten Commandments

21. The Ten Commandments
22. The Lord thy God?
23. Creating images
24. No blasphemy
25. Sabbath day
26. Your parents
27. Do not kill
28. Adultery
29. Do not steal
30. Do not lie
31. Do not covet
32. The other Ten Commandments

Jesus

33. How Jesus evolved
34. Unjust Jesus in Mark
35. Unjust Jesus in Matthew and Luke
36. Unjust Jesus in John
37. Unjust Jesus in Revelation
38. The resurrections of Jesus
39. The historical Jesus
40. Jesus by Josephus
41. Jesus by Tacitus
42. Jesus by Pliny
43. Jesus by Suetonius and Thallus
44. Biblical and historical Jesus
45. Summary so far

More to follow…

Join the Conversation

3 Comments

  1. Facts and Fiction of the Bible:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190102023952/http://bibviz.com/

    ++++

    The Bible ‘book’ = a compendium of fire side tales and fables, recounted orally, for generations by goat herders and primitive tribes from the stone age, until writing was invented, and then, many different sources, transliterations, and versions were copied and written down..

    ”The Bible was created during a time where stories were verbally passed down over hundreds of years. Stories constantly morphed and changed over time, and the Bible is a collection of these.

    This is why it has the nearly identical flood story from Gilgamesh, and why Jesus has the same characteristics as Dionysus, Osiris, Horus, Mithra, and Krishna.

    The contradictions and immorality in the stories are not evidence that God is flawed or evil, but rather that humans invented him, just like the thousands of other gods that we used to, but no longer believe in.

    ..and to answer the questions of the many fears and mysteries of our universe, like ‘thunder’ and earthquakes, since there was no science yet. That was the old Testament….

    The new Testes is also hearsay since these letters, ‘gospels’ and stories were written by the loyal faithful, the camp followers, not by objective historians at that particular time, or by any contemporary writers, and these tales were written many years after the supposed events of this mythical Jesus.

    There is essentially very little evidence of a Jesus in real documented history. A couple of spurious Roman reports, and all the rest anecdotal …but more importantly …a Jesus’ existence is not an issue! A Jesus is irrelevant without a god !

    Then, many of these stories, but not all, as many were not chosen, [ There are more than just four Gospels but only these four were agreed on ], were compiled for one self-absorbed converted Roman Emperor in his Nicean Council, for his expressed purpose of conquest and
    control of the people of Europe for his Holy Roman Empire.

    He recognised that this was the perfect religion/mythology for the future domination of the populaces. Half of the stories were ignored by the Nicean Bishops and none have been proven to be based on fact. This ‘Bable’ book is backed up by absolutely no facts and no evidence.
    It is not proof for any god(s) ….(or of any jesus as a god…)

    The fables are intertwined within historical places and people… eg Egypt and the Pharaohs existed, whereas Moses and the Exodus did not happen…!

    It is a historical novel …. ie A book of fiction…. Only!

    The Bible book is proof of a book … ONLY (certainly not evidence of any gods…)

    PROVE a god!

  2. Fairly new member and just happened upon your work. Please keep it up, I find it very interesting. Thanks!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *