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.
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.