Hey guys, I'm new here. I'm an atheist and I recently talked to my dad (a catholic, like I used to be) and we discussed science and religion. After a while I was able to convince him that catholicism is plain wrong as it is one of the most naive, wonderland religions out there. We talked a bit more and he still believed in a being that he called a god. His view on god was a being so far superior to us that we can't grasp the forms of communication it tries to reach us with. And as an example he told me that it's similar to human-ant relationship. His point was that ants are so far inferior to humans, that they can't communicate with us in any way, and we don't care for them that much to try and talk in ant language, so we just let them live or just kill them with our almighty fingers/boots/whatever. So the point of this was to show me how a normal interaction with a being so much inferior to another being is impossible. Therefore there can be a being which he called god, that can't communicate with us in other way than through normal life situations like death for example. I'm thinking about it and I can't find an argument to prove that statement wrong, the statement being "There is a chance of a being so much superior to us that it can be called a god and it can't communicate with us using our methods of communication (the human-ant anegdote as the argument of that)". I would love to see your thoughts on this. I've been wondering where to start and the first question I came up with is "Do I, as an atheist, believe that there are beings in the universe so superior to us that they might be called gods?" Because when it comes to ants- we are almost gods to them.
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