It seems to me to be incredibly imprudent to attempt to assign attributes to something you know very little about. It is a source of extreme frustration that attaching characteristics to the notion of a God is so commonplace. ‘God is just’, ‘God is kind’, ‘God is omnipotent’. Unintentionally perhaps, theists often go as far as to claim they know the God’s motivations, justifications and intentions. ‘God loved the world so much the gave up his only son to save it from damnation’ is a fine example of this.

When pressed regarding the reasoning behind God’s actions Christians will sometimes retort that ‘you cannot hope to know the mind of God’, yet all the while build their lives around some idealistic idea of what type of God would make them happiest. Continue Reading »