Many people have beseeched me to present the Infinitian case against atheism. I thought the points in that argument were so blindingly obvious and unquestionably true that there would be no point in repeating them here. However, considering how many people have asked, I guess I was wrong about that.
Don’t look so shocked. Even Infinitian Sages are wrong from time to time. And we’re not afraid to admit our errors provided there are no financial costs associated with doing so.
When entering a debate it is best to start by staking out common ground to lull your opponent into a false sense of calm before proceeding to make mincemeat out of the insufferably moronic ignoramus. So, before I proffer the Church of Infinitiaty’s case against atheism, allow me to point out a couple of areas where Infinitians agree with atheists.
First, the false religions (i.e., every “religion” except Infinitiaty) claim as a proof of God that nothing can happen without a cause; therefore, there had to be a God to cause the universe to be created out of nothing. Atheists assert that this argument is self-defeating because if nothing can happen without something causing it to happen then something must have caused God to be created. This would have required another God. The atheists rightly claim that this would require an infinite regress because that God too would have required another God to create Her or Him, and so on.
We couldn’t agree more. In fact, that is the fundamental truth that underlies Infinitiaty. Ponder this point for but a moment and it will become immediately obvious to anyone with as little as one-tenth of a brain that there must be an infinite number of Gods—each is necessary to create the next.
I recognize that it is very difficult to comprehend the concept of an infinite number of Gods using only a facts-based system of logic. Nevertheless, it is no easier, for example, to understand the theory of a finite universe (if you walked to the end and took one more step, where would you be?) or the theory of an infinite universe (how can a physical space extend without end?). Yet one of those theories must be true. On each measure you care to consider (time or distance, for example), the universe must, by definition, be either finite or infinite. Thus, being very difficult to comprehend doesn’t necessarily make something false.
Atheists and Infinitians concur on at least one other point. We don’t need a God to be good. It is possible to design moral and ethical codes based on a system of logic without the need for a deity to dictate those codes to us.
What’s more, in a society that has developed to the point where none of us is capable of surviving for long totally divorced from society, logic-based codes of morals and ethics are not just possible, they’re inevitable.
There are a number of reasons for this. For example, none of us would be very productive if the moment we got something we had to spend the rest of our lives protecting it because everyone else felt free to steal our stuff. In addition, constantly having to keep an eye out for and defend ourselves against everyone else because they all felt free to kill us on a whim would further strain our productive capacity.
So we agree that we don’t need a God to be good. But Infinitians take that premise farther—and here’s our first argument against the atheists. We confidently assert that, while we don’t need a God to be good, it takes a God to perpetuate evil over the millennia.
It Takes a God to Perpetuate Evil
As I have already stated, codes of morals and ethics would have been established even in the absence of a God. Civilization could not have survived otherwise. And it was inevitable that rules to enforce those codes would eventually be ensconced in a system of justice. That system of justice is necessary to protect us from those people who are too shockingly stupid to see the benefit to be gained from us all voluntarily agreeing to adhere to logic-based codes of ethics and morals.
With that justice system—not to mention the rogue vigilante justice that is liable to spring up—in place, evil people are more likely than the rest of us to rot in prison (or be killed by vigilantes) during their fertile years, which would make it difficult for them to pass their evil genes to a new generation.
Thus, if natural selection were the only force determining the survival of a species and, more importantly, the survival of the genes defining that species then the genes responsible for evil would have been bred out of humans long ago. One needs only to open a newspaper or a book on recent history to know that dictators, torturers, murderers, rapists, and Nigerian widows with untraceable email accounts are still very much with us.
What atheism blatantly ignores is that natural selection should have filtered out evil, but it hasn’t done so. This clearly tells us that God One, our Creator, or one or more of the other Gods must recreate evil whenever it diminishes in our species.
Why would one or more of the Gods do this? Well, I’m not sure about the other Gods, but God One loves to watch live violent entertainment. You don’t believe me? Read the bible. Why do you think there is all of that smiting and raping going on?
Case closed. There must be a God or else evil would have been weeded out of the species long ago. And, as atheists and Infinitians agree, if there is one God there must be an infinite number of Gods.
One open question is, will God One design evil into humans 3.0 when He replaces us in His continuing scheme of Created Evolution or has He had his fill of violence? Nobody knows. And no one in our human 2.x species will ever know because we will all be destroyed in the End Times that makes way for humans 3.0.
Nail in the Coffin of Atheism: It Takes a God to Create Such Bad Design.
If a world forms as a result of natural physical forces—as atheism postulates—then neither the benefit nor the detriment of the beings that will eventually inhabit that world will influence its formation in any way. Some aspects of Earth benefit us and some present us with challenges, but in a naturally formed world there would have been no bias toward either the benefits or the challenges.
There is one caveat to what I just said. The benefits must be great enough and the challenges must be few enough for us to be able to survive. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here to contemplate the existence or nonexistence of Gods. Thus, while a naturally formed world would have no natural bias in favor of benefits or against challenges, it would appear as if it had because otherwise we wouldn’t be here to perceive anything at all. In that case, God One would have had to put us somewhere else.
But is a lack of bias what we see when we look at the tangible evidence that Earth provides? No, it is not.
Think about it. We live in a world with a climate that produces hurricanes, typhoons, tornados, ice storms, droughts and extremes of heat and cold. We live on tectonic plates that float around bumping into, grinding against, and sliding under each other, resulting in devastating earthquakes. Every once in a while a gap in the Earth’s crust allows killer molten lava to spew up through a volcano. And do we really need so many mountain ranges getting in the way of our travel and transport? One or two mountains here and there would have been all we needed for aesthetics and to provide ski hills.
And, as if that’s not bad enough, our planet is situated near a sun that is going to become a red dwarf in a few billion years, extinguishing all life left on Earth.
If Earth formed naturally, the probability that it would be so heavily biased against us is unimaginably small. Thus, it is just too unlikely to possibly be natural. It takes a conscious, but inept design to screw up that badly.
Many people reading this are asking, “but Gods are infallible, so wouldn’t They design perfect worlds?” No, infallibility is a fallacy promoted by the faux faiths. Infinitians know that no God is perfect, particularly God One. What’s more, His area of greatest weakness is in fashioning elements of a universe out of the raw material that was created in a Big Bang. And He is too proud to ask more experienced Gods for help.
Of course, there is another possibility. It is possible that God One is not as incompetent as we think. Instead, for some unknown purpose, He might have intentionally created a world that is detrimental to our health. But that prospect is far too discomforting to think about.
And don’t get me started about all of the flaws in the design of the human body. There’s no way that such a bad design could have occurred naturally.
The Gods Favor Infinitiaty, Not Atheism
Every once in a while there are news reports about churches filled with devout, praying parishioners being struck by a “natural” disaster that causes horrific losses of life and/or hideous suffering among the survivors. Of all the billions of structures on the planet, what are the chances that a disaster will not just destroy a place of worship, but do it precisely when it is filled with worshippers? The probability is so staggeringly small that you might as well consider it to be zero.
And let me ask you another question. Have you ever heard of that happening to an Infinitian church? No, you haven’t, because it never happened. Not once.
Why would members of other “religions” be made to suffer, but not Infinitians? The answer is as simple as it is obvious. Not just the other religions, but also atheism is wrong. The Gods are teaching those people the errors of their ways. The Gods are teaching them that Infinitiaty is the one true religion. I admit that killing people defeats part of the purpose of teaching that lesson because dead people usually forget what they were taught, but sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
And, I don’t want to be too redundant but, as we have already agreed, if there is one God, there must be an infinite number of Gods.
I could go on, but by now all of my readers have either accepted my previous arguments as conclusive and left to watch cartoons on television or they became bored and joined the others in front of their sets. So I will leave it at that. The points I have already made are more than sufficient to prove that atheists don’t have a leg to stand on in their arguments against the Gods. Atheism fails the test of reason.