Proof #42: Listen When God Talks

March 11, 2008 at 3:47 pm 6 comments

The height of mockery:

You know, I prayed to God to help me decide which color couch to buy, and the next thing I hear is God’s voice in my head! And he starts telling me how to build a nuclear fusion reactor that will completely solve the world’s energy problems! It’s some kind of crazy laser-pumped Tokamak thing. I have no idea what he was talking about, but I was the vessel for his spirit, and I have transcribed the messages and diagrams that God sent to my brain in these 14 notebooks. You can see that we now have complete construction details for a perfect, pollution free, inexpensive fusion reactor — Praise the Lord!

Marshall Brain’s logic here is thus:

  • If God exists, we should see X.
  • We do not see X.
  • Therefore, God does not exist.

This isn’t bad logic. But the premise is still flawed because Brain has failed to demonstrate why we would expect to see X. In this particular example, why would God give the instructions to build a “perfect, pollution free, inexpensive fusion reactor” to someone who has no idea what was being communicated? This hearkens back to the proof where Brain insisted that Jesus should have given instructions for nuclear proliferation to first century Jewish peasants.

This proof is proof of nothing until Brain can demonstrate why we would expect to see X. X, in this case, being sheer Christian genius coming only from prayer. Why would God reveal all of the secrets of His universe just to prove His own existence? Moreover, why would He reveal these secrets to random people not in a position to do anything with the information?

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6 Comments

  • 1. Luke  |  June 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    * If God exists, we should see X.
    * We do not see X.
    * Therefore, God does not exist.

    This isn’t bad logic. But the premise is still flawed because Brain has failed to demonstrate why we would expect to see X.

    —You only see it as flawed because you’ve rationalized that the reason we don’t see X is because “it’s not God’s will” to make himself known and undeniably prove himself.

    Why would God reveal all of the secrets of His universe just to prove His own existence?
    —Why wouldn’t he make his existence known? You’re saying he’s playing a game of Hide and seek and the only way to find out how to find him is by reading a “book of clues.” lol

    With your same reasoning you used here, I can say this is true for all other Gods

  • 2. White  |  July 1, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    ‘Thou shall see X’ is not one of the commandments. And He won’t show Himself becos he won’t be tested by humans. Why? i explained in… some of the pages. i think proof 1 page. or 2.

  • 3. Anti-Devil  |  July 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    yea luke.god is not obliged to show u X,but he can show u a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w y z but u still wan X

  • 4. luke  |  July 15, 2008 at 2:49 am

    yea luke.god is not obliged to show u X,but he can show u a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w y z but u still wan X
    –ROFL!! Hahahaha! You’re funny.

  • 5. Anti-Devil  |  July 15, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    ROFL!! HAhahaha! You’re funny
    -Lol UR funnier!! ROFL hahaah!!!

  • 6. Stanislav Petrov  |  March 30, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Again, you are proving nothing. Quit calling these little writings “proofs.” Luke is exactly right. You’re basing your argument on presumptions. Where is your “proof”?


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