I find it amazing that so many people still believe in God. I can only conclude that, in most cases, they just haven’t thought about it. Because thinking about religion is the surest way to atheism. (Which is probably why so many religions discourage thought: be like a child–whose intellectual faculties are quite insufficient for the task; trust in me, listen to me, I speak for God–you don’t need to worry your little head about it.)
There are several classic arguments for the existence of God. But as Bertrand Russell (Why I am Not a Christian), B.C.Johnson (The Atheist Debater’s Handbook), George H. Smith (Atheism: The Case Against God), and so many others have pointed out, their flaws have been, in the last few centuries, uncovered.
Consider the first cause argument: Continue reading