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PostSubject: #4 If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him   Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:23 pm

It is all but impossible to format bullet points on here, so I apologize for how this looks. If it needs to be more written out or specific, just let me know.


- Typical response of a Christian:

o We can get offended

• He uses the phrase “invent God” and we connect that to an anti-God perspective
• Not what he means

- What does he mean?

o “If”

• He is in no way asserting that God does not exist
• It is a hypothetical situation

○ “Necessary”

• He is referring to God as a necessary being
• Christians completely agree with this statement, God is indeed necessary


- I completely agree

o This is not a response, its an agreement

• Any Christian agrees with the statement

- God is necessary for human beings

o Society

• Morals and Law
 All morals and law must be based on a standard
 Humans could not have created this standard; it is inherent in everyone, not just those who are taught it.
 Even law, which some claim is based on “order” is based on a standard. Not everyone agrees order is a good thing.
 A higher authority is required for morals and law. Only something supernatural could have implanted an inherent standard in every human being. God is necessary for our society.

o The quote has been proven true in human history

• gods are invented all the time God is defined as: "One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed" by American Heritage Dictionary

• History is the story of the invention of God
 Adam denied that God was all-powerful, and defied him
 Adam invented himself a God, he worshipped and followed power; he wanted to be like God.
 Man worships many things: pleasure, science, religion, charity.
 We must have something to follow; we cannot function without a “god” as it were. We cannot function without some goal to follow. By definition, a goal we base our life around is a god.
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