Everything You Need to Know AboutGod

The god worshiped in churches and told about in Sunday schools is dramatically different from the one described in scriptures or worshiped by his earliest followers.

1"God" is not a name.

Most people call the god of Abraham, “God.” Which is like calling your dog, “Dog.” God is not a name, it’s what he is. His name is actually YHWH, pronounced in English as “Yahweh.”

In Jewish tradition, one is not allowed to verbally say their lord’s name aloud, so instead, they say “Adonai” (lord). While they still wrote his name (YHWH), their verbal tradition was mistakenly carried over into the written Greek translation of Hebrew scriptures. In The Septuagint you can see the formal name YHWH is replaced with the Greek word for Lord, “Kurios.” Since English Bibles are based on the Greek scriptures, modern Bibles carry over the mistake and say “Lord” instead of Yahweh.

*Truth Saves refers to Yahweh as “God” to not confuse the general public.

2YHWH was adopted from the Canaanites’ god YHW

Egyptian texts place the Shasu people in a southern Canaan location called YHW (Yahwe), named after their patron god, around 1375 BCE. Later the Bible says YHWH (Yahweh) first appeared to Abraham by the oak trees of Mamre (Genesis 18:1), and to Moses through a burning bush in Midian (Exodus 3:1). Both locations are also in southern Canaan. Conscience? Virtually all god stories are adaptations of past and surrounding cultures.

3The stories of God changed over time, he even had a wife.


Fables change over time, the religion of early Israelites differed from the one worshiped by those who later wrote down the stories. In the early stages of what is now Judaism, their god Yahweh had a wife named Asherah.

A 1970’s dig at Kuntillet Ajrud in the Sinai peninsula found a little desert fort containing the Hebrew inscriptions “Yahweh and Asherah” all over the place. Also, 8th century BCE inscriptions in a cemetery at the site of Khirbet el-Qôm also say, “blessed may he [the deceased] be by Yahweh and his Asherah.” Asherah and Yahweh were actually just two of the many gods worshiped by early Israelites.

4The god of the Bible was originally part of a pantheon of gods.

Judaism was not originally monotheistic as Christians commonly believe it to be. Aside from their god having a wife, an excavation at Tel Rehov unearthed thousands of pagan idols throughout Israel dating from the 10th to 6th century BCE. Most Israelites did not adhere to the concept of monotheism.

Even in the Bible, you can find evidence of the religions polytheistic history. Genesis 2 refers to the creator as only Yahweh but Genesis 1 refers to the creator as Elohim, which is a plural word for multiple gods. Don’t believe it? Genesis 1:26 even has Elohim saying, “Let US make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness.”

5God is NOT love.

Chapter 4 of 1 John claims “God is love” because of what is said in John 3:16, but those events are not true according to the rest of the Bible. And in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul defines what love is, a definition that is the opposite of God.

Love keeps no record of wrongs but God does, or else there would be no flood or punishment. Love does not envy nor boast but God is jealous (Exodus 34:14) and shows off (Exodus 10:1). Love is not easily angered but God is burning with anger (Isaiah 30:27) and angry in most of the Bible.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

6God is actually a vile bloodthirsty monster… according to the Bible.

God is commonly portrayed as a symbol of good, but biblically he makes Hitler look like a saint by comparison. If you only look where a specific body count is given in the Bible, God murders over 2,270,365 victims. This killing streak doesn’t even include all the people he drowned in the flood, burnt to death in Sodom & Gomorrah, nor every ordered killing of Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.

His murders are also not for righteous reasons. In the story of the Pharaoh, he murders the innocent for the sole reason of showing off his powers. In Judges 14:19 God possessed Samson and forced him to murder 30 people just to steal their robes. In Numbers 21 God sends down snakes to kill people for complaining about “miserable food” and dehydration. In Judges 11, as payment for his help, God orders Jephthah to murder the first person who welcomes him home, knowing it would be his innocent daughter.

God also has Satan kill 10 innocent children to test Job’s faith. After Job passed the test God gave him new kids to replace the 10 he had murdered. It’s worth noting that Job’s children are the only people Satan killed in the Bible, which was done with God’s blessing.


7God is the creator of evil, pain, and suffering.

Most people only credit God for the good he is said to have done, but God is also the creator of evil according to Isaiah 45:7. This is redundant though since he is the omniscient creator of literally everything according to the Bible. Even if you were to blame evil on one of his creations, he still knowingly created something that would cause evil. If you are to credit God for your food, you must also credit him for having children starve to death.

8God appears face to face with people in the Bible, but not outside of the stories.

face to face with god

Abraham and Sarah met God in person at Mamre (Genesis 18:1-33) and both Moses & Jacob have spoken to God “face to face” (Exodus 33:11, Genesis 32:30). If God existed in real life, why is he hiding and doesn’t appear as he does in the stories? If God existed in real life why does he need others to speak for him, instead of speaking for himself like in the stories? Why is he removed in the real world yet prominent in the stories?

God behaves exactly like all other fictional characters who only exist in storybooks.

9God answers prayers with supernatural miracles in the Bible, but not outside of the stories.

In the Bible, God can perform supernatural miracles, feats that break the “natural laws,” the documented patterns and limitations found throughout nature. God creates a person out of dirt, another out of a rib, turns a person into salt, turns a staff into a snake, parts a sea, makes a donkey talk like a human, and even stops Earth’s orbit around the sun (or the sun’s orbit around Earth – Joshua 10).

Outside of the stories, in real life, there are no supernatural acts. “Miracles” are never more than mundane coincidences. And praying to God has no more of an effect on the natural world than praying to a milk jug.


10Science actually can and does disprove the idea of God’s existence.

While science cannot directly prove that something does not exist it can directly disprove claims about its existence. God is defined as a conscious being who created the universe, something science proves does not exist. While consciousness, like computers, seems like supernatural magic, experts do know what consciousness actually is, what causes it, and even how to alter it. Thanks to cognitive science we know that consciousness is 100% dependent on and dictated by the physical structure of the brain. And obviously, something made from and based upon a physical structure did not create the physical world.

Also, one of the most basic facts of science is that complex things come from less complex things. An infinitely complex god could not have existed before the simplest of structures.

11All gods are based on imagination and a lack of knowledge about nature, God is no different.

Gods of wind

Throughout ancient times at least thousands of gods have been conceived by man’s imagination to help explain the once mysterious forces behind the natural world. There were individual gods created to explain individual aspects of nature like Anemoi, Thor, and Tammuz who were our explanation for how wind, thunder, and fertility works.

There were also single gods that were created as the explanation for everything in nature that we lacked knowledge about. Such as the Egyptian god Aten, or the Jewish/Christian god Yahweh. The god of the Bible is no different from the countless worshiped gods that came before or after him.

12Christian Apologists exist because evidence for God does not.

Christian Apologists

Since science has proven that God doesn’t exist we should not be surprised that there is no evidence in favor of God’s existence. However, when there is no evidence supporting a claim made by Christianity, there is a group that exists solely to trick you (and probably themselves) into thinking otherwise.

Click here to learn everything you need to know about Christian Apologists, including their most common claims about the existence of God.


The god of the Bible displays all the traits of folklore, legend, and mythology. Why assume he’s anything else? And why praise such an immoral and violent character who would be labeled as the “super villain” if the Bible were a comic book?

Those deserving of praise do not demand obedience or to be feared.