Please note: this youtube user has deleted her channel, but the thoughts below still apply.
One of my favorite youtubers, Lovingdoubt, has written a letter to god (if it exists). She’s not angry at this deity and does not blame it for anything. She speaks to a god who is invisible and unknown by all humankind. The creator of a universe that has left no evidence behind.
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At one point, Lovingdoubt apologizes to god for pretending she had a personal relationship with god. This particular portion rings so true to me. If there is a god with an opinion, then I hope it is not offended by the ignorance and pompous sense of importance the theists on earth have shown … that I have shown.
It is insurmountably arrogant to think a god who is truly infinite in every way still gives a damn about a certain short-lived species on one of the specks of dust in the billions upon billions of specks in the universe. To think that this deity made all of this just for us who cannot even understand or discover it all is absurd and wishful thinking at its worst.
We’re told by the Abrahamic religions that Yahweh is personal and obsessed with human behavior and thought. In Christianity specifically, a god commits suicide and murder all at once just for you. Because of your evil nature that you had at birth. How frightening and gruesome is this story?
No wonder people accept Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and confess their sins. The guilt I felt for causing a deity commit unspeakable horrors because it was my fault was too much to bear. I felt obligated to accept this “gift” given to me 2000 years ago (that I had a chance to ask for) because of how difficult it was for this god to give it. Can we say manipulation?
I digress. The point Lovingdoubt is making works without my silly rant about salvation. The god she speaks to is not Yahweh or Allah, but the god no one knows. What would you say in your letter to god?