Originally Posted by mintjelly
*Sits back and eats popcorn*
I used to be a Christian, but then I started to research atheism and non-religions, and I am now a Deist. I have come up with one of two solutions.
- There is a god, but however it is not interested in earthly affairs. (Doesn't care about earth, the people/animals etc on it).
- There is no god at all.
The only argument I'll ever need is the problem of evil.
"God" is supposedly omnipotent and omnibenevolent. The evil in this world is not beneficial to the people/creatures on it. Therefore, "God" would have not created evil, and made the earth a living "heaven". Giving everyone anything they wanted, never getting hurt... yeah. Since this has not happened, either "God" can't do this, which isn't omnipotent, or won't do this, which isn't omnibenevolent.
I know someone will just have to bring up "Satan" here, so I will address that now. "Satan" supposedly creates evil. If "God" was omnibenevolent, he would stop this evil instantly.
You might say, "But, 'God' is in war with 'Satan' for man's souls." and what not. If "God" was omnipotent, he would've been able to take over "Satan" easily and there would've been no such thing as evil.
This very picture changed my religion and train of thought for religion.
I hope I don't come across in a bad way. I'm not trying to mock or change anyone's religious views. This is my opinion and you can either agree or disagree with it.