Arguments Against God

The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Psalm 10:4

One of the ‘strongest’ arguments people have ‘against’ God is the injustice in the world. They see all the pain and suffering going on and without a second thought, they assume there no God and they can do what they want with their life.

They never take the time to realize that their argument against God is the assumption that there must be a God in order to feel the way they do about injustice. Where did they get the idea that cruelty and injustice are wrong? C.S. Lewis says, “A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”

There is no view of sanity that includes a suitable quality of life and moves us towards the longings of our heart that does not include aspects of the nature and character of God. You can’t imagine a relationship without living through the unspoken assumption that love is real and exists. You can’t get angry at injustice without the idea that how we treat each other matters. The assumption being that there is a standard that should be a part of all relationships. 

Remove the aspects of meaning, love and justice from what we call ‘life’ and all you end up with is ‘unsatisfied’ animals with a longing that is out of this world. The very words ‘meaning of life’ would make no sense in a world that had no God. The very word meaningless assumes meaning somewhere else. You must assume there is a God to have any kind of meaning.

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