Where is God?
There is no such thing as an invisible magical super brain with magical super powers, by any name. Call this being "Allah/God/Yahweh/Vishnu/Thor/Posiden blah blah blah.........It is all made up garbage. (the big bang is evidence for the supernatural, post 5)
This seems to be a common argument that atheists give, the where is God argument. I believe Sapient has used a 'where is God's universe factory' form of this argument in the ray comfort debate. Atheists are generally materialists and claim that only the material or physical world exists. We can't perceive any so called spiritual dimension so why should we believe one exists?
I've given this some thought and two analogies, which make it easily conceivable that a spiritual dimension exists, have come to mind. I'm not arguing for the actual existence or truthfulness of either of these two scenarios (and i don't necessarily believe either exist), only that our lack of ability to perceive a spiritual dimension doesn't preclude its existence.
1. This is an argument of scale. The invisible super brain may just be too large for us to notice. This draws upon a deterministic worldview. From a deterministic perspective, even our brain is just composed of individual molecules that acting solely under the influence of the natural laws of physics have self organized to give us a cognitive self aware brain. Analogously, is it unreasonable to imagine a giant brain that instead of being influenced by individual molecules, is composed of entire planets or galaxies as its basic component? Instead of having electromagnetic forces carry messages, gravitational forces could etc. Of course such a cosmic brain would only come into existence after the universe so this model would not describe a creator god, but that's besides the point. (think of the god of avatar)
2. Another, i think more reasonable analogy, would be a computer programmer or matrix analogy. Futurists project that the current progress of computing will eventually allow us, at technological maturity, to create powerful simulations that could easily recreate the world in a computer program or matrix. If we imagine what it would be like to be a person in a simulated world, it is easily conceivable that said person would have absolutely no knowledge of an alternate reality. A god living simply in another reality also conveniently fits all of the general theistic conceptions of God e.g. that he is outside of space of and time (he may have his own conception of space and time outside and separate from our reality), can have knowledge about what occurs at any point in his simulation, and can directly intervene (install patches or change conditions).
The obvious flaw with these scenarios is that they are unfalsifiable. I don't necessarily believe they are true, but because they are easily conceivable and easily fit in with a given theists conception of God, the "where is the invisible brain or universe factory" argument is not motivating and therefore irrelevant.