We don't or can't know whether deities exist. Compatible with either weak theism or weak atheism.
Since theologians and the faithful have produced conflicting and mutually exclusive revelations, it is unlikely that God exists.
A cluster of arguments commonly attributed to a group of Western 21st century writers, that claim that religion is superstition, scientifically disprovable, and bad for society.
It is impossible to reconcile the existence of evil with an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient God
Prominent particularly in certain atheist critiques of the Bible, Dystheism contends that if God did exist, his behaviour cannot be understood as 'Good'.
Mikhail Bakunin, the revolutionary Russian anarchist, wrote in God and the State that "if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him". Bakunin argued that, as a "jealous lover of human liberty, and deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity", the "idea of God" constituted of metaphysical oppression of the idea of human choice. Thomas Paine, the American political philosopher, similarly wrote in The Age of Reason, "Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God." He added, "It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel."
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1. God is Omnipotent and Good. 2. The Biblical God demonstrates qualities that cannot be understood as good. 3. The Biblical God cannot be God.
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