Why does God not exist?
Following from my quick one minute video yesterday on ‘Does God exist?‘ – which stimulated some great discussion. I want to pose another question – why does God not exist?
This post is partly a genuine question and partly a reflection on some of the arguments for the existence of God. I am presently a Christian believer, but I have entertained atheism seriously at a couple of points in my life. Hence this is a question for all the atheists to outline why God does not exist.
I’m particularly after reasons and arguments. I realise that some atheists claim that there is no evidence or arguments for God’s existence and then leave it there without actually defending their position. Yet I find this deeply unsatisfying, for there are arguments and attempts at describing the existence of God. There are twenty such arguments here (even though what I think is the strongest argument (the argument from revelation in Christ) is absent.
Hence I’d be really keen to hear atheist reasons why they are unconvinced there is a god or gods. I’m not going to try to engage or argue with any reasons put in this post (I will engage on other posts, but not this one). I thank you for sharing.
From my own personal experience and reflections I think some of the more powerful arguments against the existence of God would be the sheer size and seeming randomness of the universe. There are most stars in the universe than there are grains of sand in every beach. This coupled with seemingly with the random suffering and pain which we seem to observe in the universe seems to indicate emptyness and purposelessness in the universe and would point away from a God. Further, I also wonder about the existence and survival of the ‘soul’ and I find a ‘spiritual’ dimension generally inaccessible. Hence I wonder if there really is a great spiritual being overseeing us.
These are some of my own reflections, yet I’m really keen to hear atheist perspectives. So please share, I’m keen to hear…