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At the Atheist Alliance International Convention in Burbank California Continue reading “A Universe From Nothing”
I was talking to a Muslim friend of mine a while back and he informed me that his god, Allah, was infinitely merciful, infinitley just and yet still sends sinners to an eternity of hellfire.
This is a new twist on the Omni god (omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnipresent etc) which is logically impossible, cannot and therefore doesn’t exist.
This was before I was able to debate effectively, so let’s now examine this claim.
1. Infinitley merciful: To be be merciful is to withold punishment that is deserved, in effect to forgive. To be infinitley merciful this god must forgive ALL transgression, and withold ALL punishments, for ALL people for ALL time. So far so good.
2. Infinitely just: To be just is to impose the appropriate level of punishment to every transgression. To be infinitley just mean to impose the appropriate level of punishment to ALL people for ALL transgressions for ALL time.
3. To send sinners to hellfire for ALL eternity, despite the fact humans are finite beings and any transgression that a human can commit is by definition finite.
So, infinitely merciful, just or punishing, which one is it because it can only be one or the other, all three are mutually incompatible. This god is impossible, it cannot exists therefore it doesn’t QED