“Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and are confronted by God. What will Stephen Fry say to him, or it?
– Gay Bryne
“I’ll say, ‘Bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you! How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right. It’s utterly, utterly evil.’ Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?”
– Stephen Fry
There’s no evidence that can prove without a doubt there is no God. Proving a negative is very difficult but the burden of proof is not on the unbelievers. The burden of proof is on the believers to prove that God does exist. All evidence as I see it leads to the conclusion that it is very unlikely a God exists. However, that’s not the point of this post. The point of this post is to show there is evidence for a not-so-good God if said God exists. The Bible is a great example of this as I’ve shown through several chapters of Genesis and Job on this blog. But let’s ignore the Bible for this post. To me, the proof for a not-so-good or evil God, if He exists, comes from the mouth of Stephen Fry. He says it much better than I ever could.
“You can’t just say there is a God because well, the world is beautiful. You have to account for bone cancer in children. You have to account for the fact that almost all animals in the wild live under stress with not enough to eat and will die violent and bloody deaths. There is not any way that you can just choose the nice bits and say that means there is a God and ignore the true fact of what nature is. The wonder of nature must be taken in its totality and it is a wonderful thing. It is absolutely marvelous and the idea that an atheist or a humanist if you want to put it that way, doesn’t marvel and wonder at reality, at the way things are, is nonsensical. The point is we wonder all the way. We don’t just stop and say that which I cannot understand I will call God, which is what mankind has done historically.” – Stephen Fry
Bone cancer in children does it for me. I’m fine with God punishing adults. By the time we reach adulthood we’ve all done something evil in the eyes of the Biblical God. But children? A two month old with bone cancer? No. Sorry, but that small child has done NOTHING wrong. A God with the ability to stop bone cancer in children but doesn’t is an evil God.
I know, I know, God works in mysterious ways. That’s a B.S. response given by someone who doesn’t want to take the time or effort to question their beliefs. If God is trying to prove a point to mankind, He can certainly do it without giving small, innocent children bone cancer. Therefore I can only conclude one of two things.
- God does NOT exist.
- God does exist but is an evil God.