Adam explains why atheists are correct when they claim that God doesn’t “exist.” God does not exist in the material world. God doesn’t have a body that we can examine. God transcends the material world. When Jews and Christians have claimed God is part of the material world, they have called it idolatry. The 5th century theologian Dionysius the Areopagite claimed that God created all that exists, but does not in fact “exist.” Thomas Aquinas said something very similar in the 12th century. God’s does not exist on our realm of being, but is present in the world. This is important because Christians claim that God is love. God loves even God’s enemies, and so, as not part of the material world, doesn’t get caught up in human violence.
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