So my politicians thread derailed into a argument about religion, so I made this theology thread after people suggested I should make one. There is a lack of solid evidence to argue for the existence of God. The only things you have to prove his existence is a bunch of people who had near death experiences and claimed to be saved by angles, who were probably high at the time or attention seeking. Its nonsense. Talking of nonsense - There was never a worldwide flood that covered Mt. Everest like the Bible says. - Jonah did not live inside a fish's stomach for three days like the Bible says. - God did not create Adam from a handful of dust like the Bible says, or Eve from a rib. If God is omnipotent, omniscient and wholly benevolent then he would eradicate evil and suffering but the world is full of it. Therefore he is either not all powerful, not all knowing, not benevolent or (most likely) does not actually exist. Or is just a psychopath who enjoys watching his little creations suffer. Many events in the Bible, such as the creation narrative, the flood, much Old Testament history and the Gospel accounts are not backed up by science or archaeology It's nonsensical to say that the world was created in 7 days, and its also nonsensical to claim that Jesus made 5000 loafs of bread out of 1 loaf, or walked on water. Some nice advice given to us in the Bible: and even nicer: the nicest: nothing wrong with a good ol' bit of genocide: advice on buying and keeping slaves: How to deal with your son if he is entering a rebel phase: and my personal favourite: What lovely advice. Some people also take their cues from the bible on how to live their lives so its dangerous. God defies his own commandments, by demanding we kill specific people: - Exodus 35:2 – God demands that we kill everyone who works on the Sabbath day. - Deuteronomy 21:18-21 – God demands that we kill disobedient teenagers. - Leviticus 20:13 – God demands the death of homosexuals. - Deuteronomy 22:13-21 – God demands that we kill girls who are not virgins when they marry. Anybody who says you cant be moral without religion is stupid. I am a moral person who is not religious. On the subject of prayer, its useless and achieves nothing. Its basically talking to yourself. Any religious people feel free to join the debate, it will be uncivil and probably disrespectful.