The “What is God?” Argument for the Non-Existence of God

by Godlessons on May 7, 2010

When we talk to theists, they talk about God being immaterial.  What is immaterial, and how can something exist and be immaterial at the same time?

What is Immaterial?

I’ve spoken somewhat on this subject before, but I am looking at it in a different manner now.

When we speak of immaterial things, we are speaking of something that has no physical substance.  Now, if you think about this, everything we know to exist has physical properties.  Your arm, leg, mind, blood, teeth, tongue, and everything else are physical.  They are in the form of your physical body.  Your brain can’t work without physical/material processes of chemistry and electricity.  Electricity can’t work without the physical electrons.  A windmill can’t work without the physical air that passes across its blades.  Everything we know to exist is physical.

What Immaterial Means for God

God, on the other hand, is not physical.  He is immaterial.  His thought processes happen in nothing.  No movement takes place, because there is nothing to move.  No reactions take place because there is nothing to react.  He can’t speak because speech needs vibration, and there is nothing to vibrate.  Material things are also necessary for space to exist, otherwise there is nothing to measure the distance between.  This means God would have to exist in not merely an infinitely small area, he must exist in no area, and at no place.  Another word for no place is nowhere.  Another way of saying something takes up no area is to say that it is nothing or nonexistent.  This means God is nothing or nonexistent and nowhere.

Conclusion

So, if God is not material, what is God?  If there is no answer for what God is, all we can say is God doesn’t exist, or he exists nowhere and is comprised of nothing, which I don’t see how that isn’t the same exact thing.  It is rather interesting how the theist description of what there God is actually puts their God out of existence.

For the theists that watch this, let me know where God exists, and what he is made of if it’s not material stuff.  Both of those things must be answered, because if either one is left as is, your God can’t exist.

  • Ceres

    Pixie dust. wait, God is made from the tears of Chuck Norris. Nvm.

    Theist never care about this things… or at least never care when the rules must be not the ones they want

  • http://godlessons.com Godlessons

    lol, yeah. Surprisingly no theists have replied here, facebook, or google buzz. I usually don’t have much trouble getting replies when I attack the existence of God, but strangely silent here.

  • Ceres

    Pixie dust. wait, God is made from the tears of Chuck Norris. Nvm.

    Theist never care about this things… or at least never care when the rules must be not the ones they want

  • alloytoo

    The immaterial, undetectable god is often put forward as to why god cannot be subject to the scientific method. While I'll admit that such a god might potentially exist, such an impotent god is hardly worth discussing.

  • http://godlessons.com Godlessons

    How could an immaterial god exist? What would it be made of? Where would it exist?

    Think about yourself thinking, but not really having a body. You would be like what is described as a spirit, but is that spirit made of something? If it is, it is not immaterial. If it isn't, does it exist? Would you be able to think?

    • alloytoo

      I did say “not worth discussing.”

      • http://godlessons.com Godlessons

        Well, it’s not worth arguing about. I’m not sure it’s not worth discussing.

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  • David

    Are my feelings material? I’m confused

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