No! God is not a figment of our imagination. God is the product of an ancient joke and there is evidence proving the assertion correct.
The God of gods
No! We are experts in creating nonsense:
Philosophy constitutes most of the nonsense we can create. :D
That makes us all idiots!
The ancients said “there are gods”, then came the theologians who said “No, there is only one God”, and we, the brainless moderns, cannot find out what the ancients meant by “gods” and what sort of frauds theologians are!!
That is true! I have been studying the subject of religion for thirty years and, in the process, I taught myself to translate the Egyptian hieroglyphic when I realized that the Egyptologists were mistranslating the texts to protect religion.
Modern theology is based on ancient Egyptian...
Unfortunately, we have to start from the very beginning: in what way humans were informed of the existence of the gods?
The same problem here. If the pharaoh was considered a god -in the sense we understand the meaning of the word “god” today- then either the ancient Egyptians were idiots, or...
Jung said that God planted into our brains his archetypes and so people all over the world tell the same story about gods, i.e., that they were killers and rapists.
Eliade said that what God planted into our brains was his “monomyth”!
These ‘geniuses’ never bothered to find out what people...
True! Yet, they themselves do not know what they are. They do not believe in God but they do not know if God exists, which means that they do not know if they would be punished one day for not believing in God!!
To me, there are atheists on the one side, and all the others on the other side. :)
I am saying that as an atheist I know there is no God.
According to the texts, the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Israelites by “God” meant themselves. How do you think that the god/God concept appeared?
Read the post quoted above.
It was not the theologians of Judaism who invented the concept of God, and so the real identity of God surfaces from time to time in the scriptures.
As for fabricating and distorting, it is not me the one who insists on persuading the people that Yahweh the Bull was the creator of the...
“Essential Chinese Mythology” by Martin Palmer & Zhao Xiaomin, page 67:
“Meanwhile, the Emperor Shun observed the state of his country. He saw the common people distressed and dismayed by the ceaseless waters. And he asked who could be commanded to deal with this. His advisers said only one man...
I believe that the human mind can very well “grasp God” by using the scientific method.
The scientific method is quite simple: the researcher asks questions, studies his subject, collects evidence, values the evidence, and provides answers to the questions.
Want to try it for a change?