Originally Posted by e1618978
Or there could be no God, much simpler explanation imho. No evidence for a god, no need for a god to explain everything that has happened = no god unless one shows up some day...
Why? It is highly irrational. Try some logic:
1) We exist in this universe
2) We know that this universe had a beginning but do not know what - if anything - was before.
3) We know there may well be other universes.
4) All religions claim that God - if He exists - exists outside or before the universe.
So given all that, what the statement 'there is no God' or 'there is probably no God' boils down to is:
I do not know and cannot know what was there before the universe and I do not know and cannot know what is outside the universe at this moment
I am going to make sweeping statements about it that proclaim a certainty.
Just curious - leaving God out of it would you expand your statement to one such as the following:
There is no life outside the universe, or to quote you correctly:
Or there could be no life of any description outside this universe, much simpler explanation imho.
If not why not? If you just mean a specific religious conception of God why not say so? You'd be right - it is highly unlikely a human conception of God
exists anywhere - but that's because it is a human conception of God
That's very different to saying 'no God exists'.