Ernst from Fochinhell, Germany has been an Infinitian for many years. He recently wrote me to say that he is having a crisis of faith.
“I’ve always believed in God One—and the other Gods—unquestioningly. It is my faith, so I believed. But I’m starting to have doubts. How could there be an invisible, omnipotent being capable of creating everything in our universe? It just doesn’t seem possible.”
Well Ernst, some of the other “religions’” concepts of God are impossible. How could any God, let alone one powerful and smart enough to infallibly create our universe and all of the creatures within it, come into existence without anything having caused It to come into existence? The answer is, of course, It can’t.
That’s why there must have been a god, God Two, to create our god, God One. And there must have been another god, God Three, to create God Two. And so on. Following that reasoning through to its logical conclusion, there must be, as stated in the Infinitian creed, an infinite number of Gods to make our God One possible. And there are.
Fallible Loss of Faith
What’s more, the godly infallibility suggested by other religions is impossible, even for a deity. The inevitable fallibility is recognized in the truth of Created Evolution. God One, from time to time over the vastness of a geological timescale, replaces one species with an incrementally improved successor species, thereby fixing some of his mistakes as he goes.
And, even if, despite God One being much more plausible than the gods of other “religions,” there is still doubt in your mind you can nonetheless retain your belief in Infinitiaty. Doubts about God One don’t force you to abandon your beliefs in the other Gods. Many of them have characters that are much more to the liking of most people. For example, God One’s enjoyment of watching the spectacle of smiting is not the norm for the Gods.
Remember, infinity minus one is still infinity. Even if you temporarily fall out of belief in God One, the Infinitian faith still leaves you an infinite number of Gods to believe in.
True, God One is very insecure and, as a result, He considers a lack of belief in Him to be a smitable offense. However, contrary to popular belief, God One is not watching you all of the time. There are about 6.5-billion people in the world. God One’s surveillance systems don’t allow Him to watch any more than one billion people simultaneously—and usually far fewer than that. (God One wasn’t prepared for how fervently His human creations would follow His “be fruitful and multiply” suggestion.) Moreover, He takes some days off and goes on a couple of vacations each year. Thus, there is a good chance that God One won’t be reading your mind while you are doubting Him.
Furthermore, even if God One does catch you not believing in Him, He will often give in to peer pressure. If you get on the good side of one or more of the other Gods, an appeal for clemency from one of Them will often be successful.
And, if all else fails, paying penance in the form of a very large cash donation to the Church of Infinitiaty is often sufficient to buy your salvation.
So Ernst, don’t worry about your temporary loss of faith in God One. However, to be on the safe side, I recommend getting over your doubts as quickly as possible. The possibility of you being smitten with anything but love is not something to be taken lightly.