“Am I therefore become your enemy for telling you the truth?”
The Apostle Paul Galatians 4:16
E = MC2 Disproves Biblegod
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 and other sources...
· An agency or force of unlimited power.1
· Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-
· Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-
· Omnipotent adj : having unlimited POWER [syn: almighty, all-
· Having virtually unlimited authority or influence.5
· Strictly said of God (or of a deity) or His attributes: Almighty or infinite in power.6
1) Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam Company, Springfield, Mass 1965. 2) The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. 3) Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc 4) WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University 5) Merriam-
You can see by the definitions that omnipotent means a source of energy that is all-
On the website of famed theologian and debater Dr. William Lane Craig, Roy A. Varghese, author and winner of the Templeton Book Prize for theology (1995) describes the power of 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 imperfect).
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 exists.
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.
And as the author of over 20 Christian books, Don Stuart writes:
The Bible makes it clear that God has infinite power.
To make the concept more clear, we see that the online "Glossary of Religious Terms" defines the idea thusly:
Omnipotence: The concept that God has infinite power; he is able to do anything that he wishes.
Another Christian writer, Wayne Blank, 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 -
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 tiny 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"
If, as Augustine 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 (infinite energy) is common among Christians, and that Christians understand it to mean their Biblegod is not a deity of limited power or energy; rather, he has infinite power, infinite energy.
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-
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 coin.
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 followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing -
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-
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-
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.
As for the Christian quibble that their gods live in some fantasy land universe and not OUR universe, I have to ask: what universe was their Jesus in when he walked the earth? As Jesus = God in Christian theology, their God most certainly WAS in “our” universe.
Another question: when Jesus was baptized and the “spirit of God” descended upon him, what universe was this spirit in at the time? As the Holy Spirit = God in Christian theology, once again, their God most certainly WAS in “our” universe.
And yet another question: when Christians pray for “God’s presence” and claim that their God is “near” to them, or when Christians pray for their God to come down to earth and, for an example, help their football team win, in WHAT universe is said football team in that their God would come and assist it? Once again, in “OUR” universe.
The fact is, if you postulate an infinite god, if that god were to so much as stick his big toe into our universe, or act upon our universe in any way whatsoever (i.e. answer prayer or come down and walk with Adam in the garden), that infinite toe or that infinite power would fill every nook and cranny of our universe and we would cease to exist. Since this is NOT what we see, no such being exists. In short, a being of infinite energy or mass does not exist. This is a fact.
Christian Theory -
Does Christian theory jive with reality? No, it does not. Our universe started with The Big Bang-
What also doesn't fit-
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-
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-
Of course, Christians being the imaginative people that they are, some Christians have claimed that Biblegod doesn't live in our universe-
But why should the Christians be the only ones having all the fun of make-
But one thing IS for certain-
Albert Einstein & “God”: "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)