Actually, in my personal opinion, there is no god; at least not the Judeo-Christian variety.
But I’m going through some heavy philosophical thinking of my own this weekend, and I remember that I was given a copy of the old testament by my synagogue, the day of my confirmation. So I pulled it off the shelf, dusted it off (literally), and paged through some of it.
Sentence 4 of Genesis (King James Bible version here reads, right after God created light) “And God saw that it was good.”
Wait. God didn’t know before that light was good?
Isn’t God omniscient? (cite)
So right there, within the first five sentences of the bible, is something of a contradiction. But OK, maybe something…got lost throughout time. Let’s look at more modern things.
God used to talk to people, didn’t he? He talked to Moses, he talked to Abraham, he talked to Joseph (I believe), he talked to Noah, he talked to Jonah. God, it seems, did a good deal of talking back then.
What happened? Why does no one talk to him anymore? No more prophets, no more burning bushes. Where is, exactly, this ‘omniscient’ diety? Perhaps he’s in a “secure location” with Dick Cheney? Or…is he dead? Or…something else? Perhaps simply non-existant?
Obligatory note: I’m not trying to offend anyone with this. I won’t say I’m not trying to prove that the Judeo-Christian concept of ‘god’ is highly flawed and illogical, because I do think that, and if there is a ‘God’ out there, the one I was raised with, I’ve got some choice words for him/her/it. But offending people is not my objective here.