In our Creativity Holy books, Ben Klassen, our founder, gives many solid arguments for not believing in any gods or “spooks in the sky” as he also calls them. Ben Klassen points out the first problem with deciding whether there is sufficient evidence to believe in any particular thing is when we have no testable definition of what that thing is. We can call this undefined thing “quantity x” until such time as we know what its properties are in a distinct way. The Christian god never gets beyond being “quantity x”.
There are various very improbable and contradictory things that this god is supposed to be but nothing that makes any logical sense to me. In addition there are good explanations for why people believe this nonsensical thing exists and there are very off-putting psychological tricks they use to try and convince you to believe in it out of “faith”. For example it makes sense that, in ancient times, people found ‘supernatural forces’ a convincing explanation for why things exist and what they are. People in ancient times had no better explanations for why the world is the way it is, and the old beliefs are continued today even when there are far better explanations and convincing arguments that would convince a half-way rational person not to believe in the so-called ‘supernatural’.
To use threats of hell or bribes of heaven is so silly and insultingly corrupt that it pushes me away from the supernatural explanations for the existence of anything. To me these threats are no better than those made by a gangster.
When the primitive religions were founded, there was also a structure involving priests, shamans or witch doctors at the top who were thought to have great powers from ‘gods’ or whatever. Having people imbue these men with such power allowed these men great influence over societies. The power structures endure for obvious reasons. Gullible people are abused and exploited by these men that they insist basically have important magical abilities.
Ben Klassen explains the silliness of various religious beliefs and goes into a lot of detail about the immorality of the Abrahamic god and the biblical characters who are intended as great examples to us but who come across as being revolting. The biblical heroes behave in a way that the Jews would regard as antisemitic “tropes” were it not for the fact that they are proud to say these men were their ancient ancestors and that they regard them as admirable!
Also I do not believe in any god because I do not falsely think that I can excuse myself from making an effort to improve the world and simply pray or expect that this celestial superpower will fix things. That is a lame cop out. It seems many people like to have at least the reassurance that some supernatural magic man is going to look after them and make sure it all turns out okay at some point.
I don’t believe in god because people who do believe in gods shock me, and frighten me by their ignorance and how their grasp on reality is lacking. I am not relaxed around lunatics.
I don’t believe in god because the more people who believe in god, the more backward, brutal and stupid society must be, regressing to past models that followed the collapse of civilizations.
I don’t believe in god because all the gods I have heard of are praised for certain ideas that don’t remotely appeal to me or sound like good ideas. Ben Klassen explains this in terms of the degenerate brutality of the Old Testament and in terms of the suicidal anti-life philosophy in the New Testament summed up best in the crazy advice of the Sermon on the Mount. Presumably some people have really been sold on some of the ideas or promises from these god-believing religions. I am happy to say I am only repelled by them in every way.
I also do not believe in a god because I am convinced that if humanity is to avoid stagnation or deterioration into some kind of ignorant savages in the future, we have to evolve the sense to reject the belief in things that are extremely improbable and look at solid facts and logical concepts. The White Race above all other races has the ability to understand things clearly and with Creativity we can have a religion while also embracing science and common sense. No super-natural entity who is not part of our own racial kind should be loved more than we love the White Race.
~ Rev Jane