All religions state that God existed before everything and if this is true, this would mean that God can not have any needs, requirements, dependencies or vulnerabilities in any way and so can not be threatened or offended - contrary to the messages of every religious book. If [as the religions state], God did exist before anything, God can not have any needs and can only have desires. With God having no needs or requirements of anyone or anything in any way, we have free will, and so God has no need to punish for any act. If God has a desire to punish when God has no need to punish, then how is this religious 'God' worthy of our recognition and respect?
If God existed before everything because God created everything, there can be nothing that God needs or is dependent upon in order to exist and to survive so, if God is not motivated by needs then this only leaves that God is motivated by desires. Therefore, if God has no need to punish yet still chooses to, then this so-called 'God' is a tyrant.
When a human inflicts pain on others purely out of personal desire, we label them psychopathic. Even if not psychopathic, such a 'God' would have less compassion than most humans because most humans only punish their children because they believe that they need to punish them - not because they desire to punish them.
All messages from any source that state that God has any needs or requirements of us or of anything, therefore ignore that God existed before us or anything, and so their statements can not be true as they are illogical.
The religions state that God has given us free will, yet they say that if we use this free will to choose a path that God does not desire for us to choose, we will be punished by God. In this scenario, it may be true that we are free to choose but, the 'choice' has a condition attached.
So, either God manipulates and influences our ability to choose freely by use of a threat or again, the religions are lying to us about the nature of God.
This is the great contradiction at the heart of all religions; God is all powerful, all knowing, all merciful and loving unconditionally, yet needy, week, jealous, angry, hurtful and actually enjoys hurting.
To summarise; If God has no needs, God's motives for anything can only be oriented in desire. If God desires to punish when humans do not, what sort of a 'God' is this? If God's survival and existence depends upon the thoughts and behaviour of humans, how is this an 'all-powerful' God and more importantly, how did this 'God' ever exist before us - if at all?
Using aspects of quantum mechanics, science, human psychology and religion read from the Bible, the Qur’an, the Book of Mormon and the Book of Jehovah [as well as some of their derivatives], I use my own sense of logic, reason and elimination to question the existence of Evil, the Devil, Hell and Sin whilst acknowledging the existence of God and Heaven. I also attempt to show how the tyrannical way that the religions perceive the nature of God to be is at the root of all of our problems individually, collectively and globally.
Put simply; our laws are based upon our morals and our morals are based upon our perception of the nature of God so, if the way that we live is harming life, there must be something inaccurate about our perception of God because this perception is at the root of our behaviour.
This eBook is an elaboration of my thought process, that being;
If God requires nothing from us because God has no needs [God did exist before us or anything else and so will exist without us or anything else] and, as God is all merciful [not partially or sometimes merciful], then why would God punish anyone for anything? If God does not need to punish us then why would God desire to? If it is for our atonement then why would God put us through Hell to be worthy of forgiveness when God is all forgiving anyway? Does God enjoy punishing? What sort of entity would enjoy inflicting pain upon anyone for any reason and, why is such an entity worthy of our respect?
If we have free will [the ability to make our own choices - freedom] and if God is all merciful, then how are any of the religious books or their derivatives related to the word of God when their messages constantly conflict with the notion that we have free will and, that God has no needs?
I explore the potential motives for the behaviour of both God and of the Devil so as to understand the individual natures of both God and the Devil and, the possible creation of both and, what was potentially happening before God was God. Is the Devil an actual entity or simply a concept or a metaphor?
If just one person can show me just one need that God has or, justify why God enjoys punishing, I will convert to the religion of that person and amend my eBook [Direct Democracy and the Nature of God] to reflect this.
I will accept that without such a need, God will not survive and, I will accept that God needs humans to think and behave in a way that conforms to this need.
Chapters in the eBook:
9. How and why God has no needs
11. How we know that we have free will
13. Where does the Devil come from?
14. How and why the Devil was not an angel
18. The nature of Evil
26. How and why God doesn't desire that we fear God
27. How and why sin does not exist
31. Expanding our religions
34. Achieving unity and freedom
45. How and why God would desire that we question God
46. How and why it is okay by God, not to believe in God
48. How and why God won't ever judge us
50. How and why only propaganda from our 'leaders' causes disunity
55. How and why violence solves nothing
56. Why there won't be a Second Coming
58. Why God won't ever punish us
61. How and why there is no Hell
64. How and why God does not test us with pain and suffering
66. How and why the books contradict the nature of God
68. How to see the truth of the books - and not the propaganda of men
69. Heaven on Earth is already here
75. The creation of God
77. God is a product of nature - not the other way around
78. How nature and life have existed forever
80. Reincarnation, reading the future, the meaning of your name and spirit guides
85. How and why the future is up to us - not the prophets of doom
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