A ten year old child asks the simple question, is there any such thing as God?
The mystical answer to this question can have many variations, but for a simple answer let’s take the Catholic position.
Yes there is a God and he comes in three parts and then there’s Mary the mother of God.
The scientific answer from what I’m reading on this thread is.
No there is no such thing as God but we can’t know this for certain. If somebody says there is a God we can’t prove them wrong.
Woody Allen’s answer is.
Not alone is there no God but you can’t even get a plumber on a Sunday.
The logical answer is.
No there is no such thing as God, even though there were thousands of them in ancient mythology. Our present day knowledge of nature has over time given us a better understanding of all those ancient gods.
The meaning of the word God in the dictionary is based on the mystical definition:- God (in monotheistic religions): - The supreme being creator and ruler of the universe.
A more logical meaning in today’s terms would be.
God is a meme (an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations in a culture, esp. by imitation) that has been inculcated (to instill by forceful or insistent repetition) on the mind of humanity in different forms since its inception by Moses at a time of great trauma for the Israelites when they were been culled by the Egyptians.
Moses came up with the idea of the God Yahweh three and a half thousand years ago, and humanity is stuck with this meme ever since. The evolutionary process took over from Moses and the original meme changed as it was passed on from generation to generation right up to today, where it flourishes with slightly different variations, in thousands of different cultures and religions, all over the planet.
These slight variations are deemed so important to each culture that they are prepared to kill or die for it, thus ensuring the survival of the meme “God” in its many variations.
I’m still sticking to my position of a category 7 atheist and it’s not based on faith as adamd164 suggests but on logic which is the only reasonable position when science can’t give a definite explanation.
There is or there isn’t a God and not a 6.95 place on scale of one 1 - 7, and this suggestion of a "fintan's faith club"
is the greatest load of rubbish I have ever read in my Life.