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Theoretical; Existentialism

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God is an entity that exists everywhere in any way, shape, or form, as is the concept of a god that so many people have set in stone their beliefs; and is a false belief that can not possibly be true. Personification takes a role in the disproof of a god, signaling that God is merely a word. Also, the very definition of morals, which is a condemning factor that 'god' is based off of, blows the fish out of the water. So then, to a perfect being of all loving and compassionate understanding, option, or choice, refers to the many choices God has made; thus proving that to a being who has created all choices is a contradiction within itself. There are many factors that come into play in the proving of the falsities of a god or gods which can include the wonderful world of science. Existentialism is a theory which can be proven; contradicting all beliefs of a god or gods that could potentially skew humanity's entire mindset in this 21st century.

Due to the fact that humanity's mindset has been skewed, it is possible that god is merely personification. According to James Hynes's typed sheet of a few figurative language definitions, personification is:

... human-like qualities attributed to objects, animal, or ideas. Ideas, animals, or things which are personified can also be symbols. The Statue of Liberty is a prime example of personification and is rich in symbolism at the same time (English II Class Notes).

Much like the Statue of Liberty, in that it is the personification of freedom, the concept of God is the personification of an idea of a 'good' moral belief system, and an unseen creature of love and hope. Well, people may ask what's wrong with believing in God anyways, contrary to the points which have been grounded. The effect may be a wrongful impression, interpretation or perception of the world and environmental status. If one were to go around believing in God and that he's going to save us, only if one was good and follows his beliefs, then other people might sprout on the opposite 'side,' claiming that they're in the name of someone named Satan. Well, the people who oppose God will begin to plague the earth. They will plague the earth and its inhabitants simply because they hate God because Satan hates God. This means that sides of good and evil are merely opinions and both have the same difference. To interfere with these concepts, one could also state that good is referred to as, for example, giving the homeless a home, reaching out to a friend, and spreading the message of peace. One might also state that good can also be the purity of such religions as Christianity and Catholicism, deeming that in purifying each religious sect, you must also purify the people; which is what the Inquisition of Spain was about. As a result of trying to purify the people, the Church, and religion, many people did find it in their power to accuse many innocent people that have been enemies of their feuding families. The lives that were spared in those dark times were very few, as one could imagine, and also one could imagine that you could barely walk the streets without seeing your sister's head on a pike, or your fathers ligaments torn from their appendages and joints. It would seem to have been a horrible time. As stated before, a misinterpretation, a misimpression and a misperception can become the effect of a belief in God or a god; who stands for the very quality of morality and, according to the peoples of today, destiny.

The very definition of the word destiny means to me the very opposite of free will, because without free will, life would seem very meaningless. Actually, destiny is a word that I use, but do not believe in. Morality is another term that ties hand in hand with beliefs. Morality, by definition is "the relation of conformity or nonconformity to the moral standard or rule; quality of an intention, a character, an action, a principle, or a sentiment, when tried by the standard of right" (www.dictionary.com). There are some flaws with the term morality, being that the "standard of right" is merely an opinion, and not everyone's "sentiments" and "principles" and "intentions" are the same, merely because we have free will. If a man, born with the thoughtful intention of good - in this case, sadism - carries out his morals, and if "God [denoted] the light...as good," then separated light from darkness; then it does seem to me we have come across a contradiction here (Web Bible Net Genesis 6). Then I ask, why does a person believe in God? Is it because of his actual moral belief system? If so, I ask, then to please reconsider where your mindset is. Also, if "God is perfectly loving and omnipotent...God does not directly show himself as he used... [and] Because God does not show himself as he used to, many souls will be lost [to the devil, or Satan]," then we see a major contradiction here (Hollinger, For the Nonexistence of God). Since many souls would be lost because of God's miscomprehension of his ever-present, ever-invisible 'being,' God could not be all loving. Also, if God did love all of earth's inhabitants, including the non-living objects - assuming he does exist in this case - then he would have destroyed this Satan for Earth a long time ago. Consider delving into nonbiased scientific resources in order to further man's understanding of the actual nonexistence of God, and also consider looking at the choices God had to make.

Since God is merely personification and is disproved by science based textbooks, also the philosophy of option can be considered to a being that is perfect. "What does the word 'option' mean to a being who created all options?" (Freewill Argument for Nonexistence of God, Barker) Ponder this question for a moment, and think about what this could mean. To me, it means that what the Bible says, and what this question implies are two totally different ideas. The Bible, through my interpretation, has stated that God has had many options in choosing what should be done with our destinies, and God did create all options, as he created everything and knows all - according to popular belief. Now, the sentence previous to this one contains a major contradiction, simply because if God did have options, he would have chosen the best one to best befit our lifestyles, and also would know our destinies. So then why have we gone through regression in past civilizations, namely the Middle Ages of England? Also, is it possible to regress while still living in the present? Then, one might also wonder as to what is God's desire for humanity in the end and how we shall end up. The thing is, we're never going to know, simply because one can only literally live in the present.

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