Part 1: A History
In its oldest forms, God represented all that we did not understand and used in order to explain not only what controlled but also created everything around us. Religion started off as mostly animistic. We believed that all things had a mind of some kind, just like us. We projected ourselves into the universe. We looked around and saw that we were the only “intelligent” creatures on our world and therefore, we must be special. But we didn’t understand that our consciousness was material, that it only existed within our brain.
Instead, we believed that the mind was something more than what we could see because indeed we could not “see” the mind. So, we created this idea of a Soul and Spirit. We saw how nature worked and moved. We didn’t understand how energy worked so everything in motion must have been alive just like us. Often, things moved when we did not observe them and therefore was proof that they were hidden from our sight, perhaps even shy or secretive.
This was animism. Not only do we humans have a consciousness, specifically and ethereal spirit that is unobserved, but all other things did too and not just other life forms. All things in motion and that were unique to us. The stars, the clouds, the wind, the moon, waterfalls and rivers, and so much more. They were all alive and some people, very special people, could communicate with them and learn their secrets. This projected into an entirely hidden word, a Spirit World of sorts. And so the foundations of religion were established.
Over time we began to believe that certain spirits were more powerful or more special than others. The stars were absolute but only some moved and only some appeared at certain times. These would be come to be known as planets and comets and the like. But to the ancients who did not understand this, they were special. They were not like the other stars. The moon was unique and was accompanied but the sun, which was also unique. The trees were mightier and more mystical than many other plants. Rivers were sources of life and in specific locations. Mountains were grant and intimidating, especially the larger mountains that were also unique. Forces of nature began to gain importance because we did not understand them. These things that were more important than others were mightier. They were the first gods.
As morality and society evolved and developed, philosophies began to form and stories about these gods were created. They explain the history of the people and the world around them. They were the earliest attempts at science but mixed with the morals of the political leaders. Over thousands of years, hundreds of philosophies combined with the ideas of conscious forces of nature formed the religions of the world. That which was unknown was divine.
Because of this, entire concepts and non-materialistic ideas were given personifications as whole deities. As our understanding of the world changed, so too did the gods. The gods were not always just merely primal nature gods and titans, but rather things that we believed had to exist before the physical material world because they did not have physical bodies. Things like Wisdom, Sleep, Light, Darkness, Knowledge, Love, and all other sorts of non-materialistic things that were not only personified but deified.
For thousands of years these were held as truths until people began using logic and observation to explore the universe around them. Instead of fitting the universe into the philosophies, they began observing the universe as it was. What we believed to be gods turned out to be simply materialistic things just like us and were no more divine than the animals. Therefore, the true reality must not be physical but rather spiritual. We took human traits away from the gods saying that they were beyond humanity. Then the idea that multiple gods existed began to fade and become the minority of the belief. God must be bigger. God was no longer a part of nature but instead separate.
God was outside of humanity and outside of nature. God was the creator of nature. As the universe grew in size we had to enlarge the size of God. If the universe seemed endless then so too was God. God was infinite, perfect, and unchanging. Nowadays, we observe a universe that contradicts even this understanding of God. With all the discoveries we made, with all the philosophies and moralities we have, we find that a God makes no sense within them. The problem of good and evil, for example. If God is truly Perfect then morality has no meaning to him.
You see, in order to understand the difference between good and evil and in order to have laws, imperfection must exist. A Perfect being could not create something that was imperfect by pure definition. If God was perfect in every way then evil could not exist, nor good. A perfect God could only create perfection. Therefore, morality has no meaning in the face of Perfection and as such a Perfect God could never tell its imperfect creation what evil even was. Either God is not perfect and has created an imperfect universe (in which case he is no better than us) or he does not exist (or at least did not create the universe).
Upon observing the imperfect universe we can conclude that a Perfect God does not exist. This means that God cannot and is not the absolute Law Giver because in his imperfections his laws are also imperfect. This becomes an issue with him being Unchanging. If God exists, then he is not Perfect, based off of the observation of his Creations. If he is Imperfect and unchanging then he is outdated and no longer relevant. He is primal and stuck in the moralities of the past. But this makes no sense. If God is unchanging then he violates the laws of nature for everything changes. But we know he is imperfect and if he is imperfect he cannot be eternal.
We know this because if he is Perfect then he did not create the universe for it is imperfect. Therefore, he cannot be from before the universe and therefore is not eternal and infinite. If he is not perfect, then he is not Eternal and is therefore a product of the Universe just like us. And if that is true he is subject to the Laws of Nature and therefore is not Unchanging. Therefore, God cannot exist as defined.
But what if he is imperfect but is also eternal? Still then, he should not be followed for his moralities especially if he is unchanging, which as seen however, is impossible. Thus we see that God cannot exist as he is described. By using logic and rational of definitions, we see that a perfect God did not create the universe and if he did not create the universe then he is not eternal and if he is not eternal then he is not unchanging. If God did create the universe then he is imperfect and is still able to be eternal and unchanging but if that is true, why follow an imperfect God? And if this imperfect God lies about being perfect, then what else is he lying about? This is why we can know that God does not exist.
Part 2: In Context
Since days of old we have attributed the gods with forces of nature, as the things who hold power over that which humans do not. They were the things fully out of human comprehension. Because of this, the modern day god is said to be one that is beyond human understanding, something that is beyond space and time. We say these things because we know that all things can be understood. Therefore, a true god cannot be of these tangible material things within a finite universe. No, a perfect god is outside of time and space and even morality. The god of the modern era is one before the very foundations of the universe and one who is not concerned with the affairs of humans. We understand that we are not the center of the Cosmos and that the universe was not made for us. Thus, any notion of a god claiming such a thing would be a foolish idea and is archaic and arrogant to begin to even think of.
Instead as our understanding of the universe grew, so did our idea of what god was. The bigger the universe, the bigger the god. Gods were once forces that cared for morality and even created it. Now days we believe that a truly infinite god is beyond morality. Simply observing our previous definitions proves this. God must be one that exists prior to not just Morality but also that which created it: Change. We define that god is eternal, unchanging, and perfect. Therefore, not only does Morality not affect god but nor does the mother of Morality, Change. Equally, God is beyond Organization for God is eternal and is neither chaos nor order.
As Eternal, God is before Organization and therefore unbound by the Laws of Nature and thus is neither Chaotic nor Orderly. As Unchanging, God is before Change and therefore unbound by Space-Time and thus is neither a Destroyer nor Creator. As Perfect, God is before Morality and therefore is not living and thus is neither Evil nor Good. The True God therefore cannot be any of such religions that is defined within religions constructed on the beliefs that God is a Moral God, that God is a Creator, or that God cares about Order.
Indeed, a True God is one that is truly Infinite and as such is truly Limitless. What is such a God? What sort of name could possibly be given to such a thing? It is not a beginning or an end. It is not the driving force of creation. It is not the judge of the righteous. It is no trinity, no singularity, no duality. It is something entirely different. It is not even truly within the idea of infinity because even infinity can be finite. Instead, God cannot be something within the realms of even mathematics for even math is Organized. It is no Aleph Null; it is no Omega Plus One. It is something beyond even this. A true god is beyond human comprehension and beyond human imagination. God is Nil. Absolute nothingness. So we say that God is worthy of all praise and human worship. That is to say, Nil is worthy of human praise and worship. Nil is not Organized. Nil does not Change. Nil has no Morals. Nil is Eternal, Unchanging, and Perfect. Nil is God.