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After the suggestion in one of this site s comments stating that it required more faith to be an atheist than a theist, because the non-existence of a deity can never be proven, I thought it would be fun to see if we can logically disprove the existence of God. I picked the Christian God because I am more familiar with the Christian faith than any other, I ve read the bible and have previously lived with devout Christians. I feel qualified. So let s see where this goes For this to work, we have to agree on the following two statements, and accept that Christians believe them to the true: These aren t outrageous statements, and in fact, have been echoed on this very blog numerous times in the comments. The two statements above are clearly interdependent. The Bible tells Christians that God is infallible, and Christians believe the Bible because they believe it was written by an infallible deity. Almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, almost.

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So the start of our logical deduction must be the Bible, so let s concentrate on that. Let s take the Christian God s greatest act, creating the world and all who live on it (indirectly). The start of all this, on God s own words: For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Using genealogy, we can roughly estimate the age of the earth, as stated by the Bible, to be 6555 years.

The very top estimate would be close to 65,555 years, but that s a stretch. Science has proven that the earth is closer to 9. 5 billion years old. Has shown us this, and has remained consistent with lunar and terrestrial samples. In other words, we haven t just tested this once in one situation, it s been extensively tested.

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This isn t a guess, or a hunch, there s a substantial amount of evidence to back this up. And that s the geological age of the earth. What about the creatures on the earth? We, as human beings, were created 6555 years ago, according to the Bible, starting with Adam and then Eve. 8 million) years old.

That would have meant that humans lived on earth before God created either humans or the earth. In fact, depending on how much evidence you consider to be acceptable, and how you define us as a species, you could place humans at between 6. 8 million and 685,555 years old. No one could sensibly claim that humans are less than 685,555 years old. There is simply too much evidence available for our inspection.

Either way, much older than the Bible s claims. Let s take another example. God decided that the earth needed cleansing, so he instructed Noah to gather up two of ever species to save. Everything other than Noah, his family (or part of his family) and the animals he chose to save would be killed. There are on our planet.

Male and female, that would be 75 million animals Noah saved. I ve never seen a boat that big, even with modern engineering techniques.

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