E = MC2 Disproves Biblegod
Mark Smith Sept. 2001
Biblegod Has Infinite
Many Christians claim,
without any evidence whatsoever, that Biblegod's energy and power is infinite.
Their technical term for this unfounded claim is “omnipotence”. According to
several major dictionaries...
An agency or force
or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.2
Able in every respect and for every work;
in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can create
worlds must be omnipotent.3
Omnipotent adj : having
[syn: almighty, all-powerful]4
Having virtually unlimited authority or
Strictly said of God (or of a deity) or His attributes: Almighty
or infinite in
You can see by the definitions that omnipotent means a
source of energy that is all-powerful, a "force of unlimited power", and thus an
energy source that is without limits; or as the last definition states, "infinite
in power". But do many Christians believe their Biblegod HAS such awesome
power? Indeed they do, as you can see for yourself below.
William Lane Craig's website, "Leadership U",
comments on the unlimited power of Biblegod. Author and winner of the Templeton
Book Prize for theology in 1995 Roy Abraham Varghese describes Biblegod thusly:
He must then be spiritual (not limited by
matter or space), eternal (not limited by time), immutable (not limited by
change), omniscient (being the Creator of everything he knows all there is to
know), omnipotent (to create, to make from nothing, is possible only for one
with unlimited power),
perfect (if He were to be imperfect in any respect His existence would be
A power that has no limits is infinite, in other words, an
infinite energy source. Another noteworthy published author, Senior
Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds in England, George MacDonald
Ross, has this to say about Biblegod in an online essay on Spinoza:
He then gives an equivalent apriori version. The ability
to exist is a power or energy. The more reality or perfection
the nature of a thing has, the more energy it has for existing.
Therefore an absolutely infinite
being has infinite energy for existing, and necessarily
The amount of power and energy Ross credits Biblegod with is...
"infinite energy". Other sources that claim infinite energy for Biblegod include
the online Christian Seminary, which states that
First God is transcendent and omnipotent, this means
that God is independent and above His creation. God is not subject to
the limitations of the physical world He has made.
God has infinite power and can make something exist by the force
of His will.
Author of over 20 Christian books, Don Stuart writes:
The Bible makes it clear that
God has infinite power.
And the online "Glossary of Religious Terms" defines Omnipotent
Omnipotence: The concept that God has
infinite power; he is able to do anything that he wishes.
Another Christian, Wayne Blank, the author of the popular
online "Daily Bible Study" also comments on Biblegod's infinite power:
Well, how did God create the universe from nothing, when we
aren't able to do something like that? How does God raise the dead, if we
can't? How is it that God has
infinite power, while we don't? Because God is God. The
Almighty is capable of doing anything that He wants to do - things that we are
not able to do or understand - yet.
The Christian website "Christian Teen Corner" make this
humble claim for their Biblegod:
Who are you crying out to? Are you praying to a little
God? Are you crying out to a God that is weak and limited in
ability? NO! Our God is an Awsome God! He the Creator of the Universe. He's
created thousands of stars bigger than our Sun!
Our God has INFINITE POWER. He is Truly an AWESOME GOD !!!
And last to be cited is good old Saint Augustine, via the
author of the website "Medieval Philosophy"
supposed, god has infinite power
and knowledge of every sort, then god can cause me to act in particular ways
simply by willing that I do so.
It should be clear by now that the doctrine of omnipotence is
common among Christians, and that Christians understand it thusly: Biblegod is
not a deity of limited power or energy; rather, he has infinite power, infinite
But is infinite energy even possible in our universe?
According to Albert Einstein, no. One thing that Albert showed, and science has
confirmed time and time again since then, is that anything that exists in the
universe is either mass and/or energy. So, when a theologian claims his Biblegod
"is a spirit" he is ruling out that Biblegod contains mass- that which you can
see and feel, and they will tell you such if you ask. So having ruled out mass,
all that is left is energy. How much energy do they claim? Infinite energy. But
that does not exist, for two obvious reasons. First, if there were infinite
energy, there would be no mass, for the existence of any mass whatsoever would
mean there could be even more energy were that mass converted into such, per
E=MC2. The fact that mass exists- any mass- proves beyond a doubt
that the amount of energy in the universe has not yet become infinite. Secondly,
if infinite, "without boundaries or limitations" energy did exist, we would not,
for the entire universe would be like the insides of a microwave oven on high,
to use a poor analogy. The amount of energy anywhere and everywhere in the
universe would be so high that life, and even mass itself, would cease to exist.
The entire universe would be vaporized in less than a millisecond. The very fact
that you and I do exist proves that the amount of energy in the universe is not
infinite, but has limitations.
Albert Einstein’s famous Special Theory of Relativity stated
that Energy “E” is equal to Mass “M” times the Speed of Light “C” squared.
Everything, 100% of all there is, is either energy, or mass. There is no other
option. In fact, you may think of energy and mass as being two sides of the same
This theory has been proven time and again, Nagasaki and
Hiroshima (of WWII fame) being just two examples. (As for those idiot Christians
that claim “well, it’s only just a theory” let them sit at ground zero during
the next test of a nuclear bomb.)
In Einstein’s equation, the Speed of Light (C) as measured in a vacuum is a
constant- it stays the same. However, the other two items are variables- that
is, they may vary in value. In the equation, as one variable goes up in value,
so must the other.
Albert Einstein said of his theory that
||"It followed from the special theory of
relativity that mass and energy are both but different
manifestations of the same thing -- a somewhat unfamiliar conception for
the average mind. Furthermore, the equation E is equal to m c-squared, in
which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the
velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted
into a very large amount of energy and vice versa. The mass and energy
were in fact equivalent, according to the formula mentioned before. This
was demonstrated by Cockcroft and Walton in 1932, experimentally."7
And Discover magazine says of Albert's theory:
||The study of general relativity has become something of an
anachronism in physics. The theory is so deeply rooted in our science and
culture that those who study it sometimes seem to have left physics for
philosophy. In the universe as Einstein saw it, which he called the
four-dimensional space-time, nothing was absolute. The geometry of space
would act on matter, telling it how to move. In turn, the presence of
matter or energy--the two are
in an Einsteinian universe--would act on space, telling it how to curve.
Gravity was no longer a mysterious force acting at a distance but the
result of an object trying to travel in a straight line through space
curved by the presence of material bodies.
Not only was general relativity conceptually beautiful, but it was
checked and confirmed quickly. Among Einstein's predictions was
that light from a distant star would appear to bend inward as it passed
through the gravitational well of the sun, and therefore when Earth, the
sun, and the star were lined up, the star's image would appear to have
moved outward from its normal position. All that was needed for the
experiment was a good camera and a solar eclipse, which would line up
the three bodies while allowing the star to be seen. When nature
provided the latter on May 29,1919, photographs confirmed that we lived
in a curved four-dimensional space-time.
According to Einstein, energy and mass are equivalent, while
according to simple algebra, if you were to increase energy to infinity in the
equation (as Christian dogma demands), mass would also have to become infinite.
This would result in a universe that would be totally filled with either energy,
energy/mass, or mass. This logical outcome of Christian dogma, however, is not
what we see in the universe.
(Speed of Light)
In an Equation, whatever is to the left of the
sign must stay equal to whatever's on the right.
||186,000 miles per second. This is a constant,
that is, CAN'T CHANGE, no matter what.
*(or so the Christians claim)
Since Energy (on the left) goes to infinite, Mass (on the
right, and the only thing on the right that can change) must
change to infinite also, for the equation to stay an equation.
IF Biblegod has infinite energy, THEN Mass
changes to infinite as well, for the equation to stay equal, as this is
the only thing that can change on the right hand side of the
This is locked in at 186,000, no matter how much "E"
|IF the Christians are
correct about Biblegod having INFINITE POWER...
MASS go to infinity.
WHICH IS ABSURD AND IMPOSSIBLE, and which we DON'T see in our
In light of this fact, now consider the Christians’ claim
that their Biblegod has infinite energy.
For this claim to be a possibility, you must increase the
value of the left-hand side of the equation, the Energy portion, all the way to
infinity, to account for the theorized infinite energy of Biblegod. Recalling
basic algebra, in an equation, everything on both sides of an equal sign must
stay equal. Thus, if you stick a Biblegod of infinite energy into the “E” Energy
variable on the left, you must up the
“M” Mass variable (on the right) to infinity as well. Keeping an equation
equal is a law of basic algebra, taught to seventh graders throughout our land.
And as a consequence of seventh grade algebra, Christians are now left with the
absurdity of a universe either filled to the brim with infinite energy, or
infinite mass, or both, since both sides of the equation are infinite. In
reality, we see neither. We instead see finite mass, and finite energy, in the
universe, and as the universe is defined as all there is, there is
no place "outside" the universe for a Biblegod with infinite energy or mass to
hide. And even if there WERE an "outside the universe", anytime a being with
infinite energy stuck even his little finger into "our" universe, our universe
would then be filled with infinite energy and we'd all be dead.
Christian Theory -vs-
Does Christian theory jive with reality? No, it does not. Our
universe started with The Big Bang- a finite, not infinite, ball of mass and
energy. Therefore, everything that exists (i.e. the matter & energy) in the
universe today must be finite, not infinite, even though the "nothingness" of
the universe could very well go on forever. For everything that exists today-
all of its building blocks, so to speak, were contained in this small finite
ball in the beginning. Therefore, since all the mass & energy that has ever
existed within the entire universe was at one time contained within a small
"ball" of finite size and energy, it follows that there was not, is not, and can
not ever be in our universe an infinite energy or mass.
What also doesn't fit- with reality- is a universe, every
square inch of it, packed with energy so immensely powerful or matter so dense
that space has ceased to exist, as it would be if the Christians were correct in
their theory. They postulate a being of infinite energy, and remember,
energy and mass are just the two heads of the same coin. So this claim of an
infinitely powerful being would require said being to totally fill up to the
gills a finite universe with his mass and/or energy, and if the universe itself
is infinite, this being would always be about one gnat hair shy of filling that
up. I admit, arguing about an infinite Biblegod existing in an infinite universe
makes as much sense as the proverbial argument of how many angels can fit on the
head of a pin. It's all NONSENSE and FAIRY TALES to start with, so please
forgive me if an infinite god in an infinite universe doesn't make sense. For
the sake of the argument, grant the Christians this, then go from there.
And from there we end up with infinite energy. Picture the
hottest blowtorch imaginable; now picture it enveloped within the exhaust plume
of an F-15 jet; now picture both the torch and the jet at the center of the sun-
and THAT is not even NEAR how hot and full of energy the very space you're now
sitting in would be WERE the Christians right in their fairy tales. What we DO
see in reality are pockets of higher and lower energy, some energy hot enough to
melt the Earth, other energy extremely low in level. We do NOT see infinite
energy EVERYWHERE in the Universe.
As for matter, we see pockets of very dense matter such as in
Black Holes, where one teaspoon of matter would weigh millions of tons, and we
also see areas that are almost perfect vacuums, such as the 6 inches between
Jerry Falwell's ears. What we DON'T see is infinite mass in our finite universe.
In fact, out very existence disproves the Christian claim of
a god of infinite power, for we would not be able to exist in such a universe.
We would either be fried by infinite energy, or crushed by infinite mass, but we
are neither. Our existence and Einstein's theory thus disproves a Biblegod of
infinite power, leaving only the possibility of a deity of limited power and
abilities- maybe the god of George Carlin fame who is so strong he can throw a
car over a high bush. Or maybe a god who would get tired and need a nap after
six days of creation.
Of course, Christians being the imaginative people that they
are, some Christians have claimed that Biblegod doesn't live in our universe- he
has his own "way over yonder". Like many Christian claims, not one iota of
evidence is presented to back up this claim of a "spiritual" parallel universe.
Not one telescopic observation nor law of physics has demanded this be theorized
to explain previously unexplainable phenomena. The only thing making such a
universe a necessity is the Christian need to hide away their Biblegod in a
location where he is safe from ever being disproved by us evil Atheists, as they
claim this "transcendental universe" is totally beyond our ability to sense. For
an essay of mine on this fictional La La land of Fundy Christians, see my
Transcendental La La Land
in which I deal more specifically about this topic.
But why should the Christians be the only ones having all the
fun of make-believe universes? Based upon the exact same evidence
that the Christians have for THEIR parallel universe (home of
Biblegod!), I would like to state the discovery that there is a SECOND universe
hidden safely away from skeptical Christians. It's called "Ath-Land" and the
great god Ath (glory to his name!) lives there. Ath is a more powerful god than
Seventh, but less so than the even greater god Ninth. When we Atheists die
we will all go to Ath-Land and drive golden Cadillac's. Or is is golden
Chevy's??? I'm not certain.
But one thing IS for certain- all claims of omnipotent gods
were forever destroyed when Einstein's theory was emphatically proven at the
destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Albert Einstein: "The
word 'god' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human
weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive, legends,
which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle,
can for me change this." (Albert Einstein, in a recently
discovered letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind, dated Jan. 3, 1954)
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7) From the soundtrack of the film, Atomic Physics, © J.
Arthur Rank Organization, Ltd., 1948
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