The God Delusion paraphrased for Reluctant Readers

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  • God and gods are beings who use supernatural powers.
  • Supernatural powers are fictional powers, belonging to fictional beings such as fairies.
  • Therefore all gods are fictional.
  • But you  can’t say this, because you can’t prove that anything definitely doesn’t exist, e.g fairies.
  • If you can’t prove that they don’t exist, then you must think that there is a probability of their existence.
  • Therefore there really is a probability of their existence.
  • However this probability is extremely small, and as we don’t know that anything exists outside the multiverse, we can take it for granted there is insufficient there to allow for the existence of an intelligent Being or Beings, capable of bringing the universe into existence.
  • Even if, unlikely as it seems, I’m wrong and such an intelligent being (or beings) exist, then he, she or whatever will not have used supernatural powers, because supernatural powers are fictional.
  • Therefore as gods are beings who use supernatural powers, this being will not be a god.
  • Therefore there is no God.

This conclusion can be further confirmed by looking at the incoherent arguments put forward by theologians and other irrational faith heads.

Conclusion:

Believing that which cannot be rationally proven is dangerous.  Therefore all rational people must eschew the pap that is agnosticism, and work to eradicate the source of irrationality – religious belief – from the world.

P.S. If you dear reader can produce a more coherent paraphrase of Richard Dawkins, God Delusion, do please leave a comment.

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