God’s Existence Doesn’t Depend on Me

by Perry Hall

In Megan Rappinoe's last game, she injured herself by tearing her Achilles tendon. She is the women's soccer team captain and outspoken advocate for LGBTQT+. She immediately said afterward, "I'm not a religious person or anything and if there was a god, like, this is proof that there isn't".

Let's examine her "logic".

If bad things happening is proof there is no God, then logic demands when good things happen that is proof there is a God.

However, such is self-contradictory because then God's existence would be dependent upon good and evil existing in our lives. If God becomes dependent on circumstances:

  1. Then there would be a God when good happens to me, but there wouldn't be a God when bad happens. God then wouldn't be the "Great Uncaused Cause", but would instead be the "Ungreat Caused Effect" of both good and evil. God's existence would be back and forth based on my experiences.
  2. But good and evil exist simultaneously with different people. That fact presents this problem: there can't be simultaneously a God and not a God because both good things and bad things happen simultaneously to different people. God can’t both exist and not exist at the same time.

There is a lot I don't know about good and evil and why it happens to whom. But I do know this: whether we like it or not, God is bigger than any one of us. His existence can't be disproved because of your life or my life.

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