You can click on the title to take you to the question on Quora. I have been answering such Quora questions here on Medium.
Ok. The questioner here thinks that the act of dropping a pen in and of itself constitutes a proof that God exists. Actually, no, he doesn’t need to drop the pen. It needs to just be a requirement that it be possible to drop a pen. That possibility proves God exists for this person.
Apparently, the bar is very low for this person. When I drop a pen, I am first cognizant that I will drop the pen. I use my mind to tell my hand to release the pen. When I do release the pen, there’s a law of physics that performs an action on the pen — gravity. Gravity does what it does and pulls the pen to the earth.
There is nothing supernatural in that explanation. There might be some brain or thought mechanisms that we don’t understand completely, but it is clearly the action of our brains that do the thinking and ordering around of our bodies to get them to do the things we want them to.
God didn’t create gravity. Actually, God doesn’t even exist. I have a proof of this that you can read here:
Proof That God Does Not Exist
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His final question is asking if everyone now believes in God. He assumes that because he believes in God that everyone else also believes in God. He doesn’t understand that there are large segments of the population that believe quite differently than he does — Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, etc.
So, no, not everyone believes in God now. Sorry about that. Some people believe in different gods. Some people are polytheistic. I read recently that some people are picking up and believing in Zeus again.
And yes, some people (like myself) are atheists. We don’t believe in any god at all. We don’t believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy, either.
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