The reason for that, I suspect, is the lack of (good) defintion of "god". I was a Christian and it boggled my mind how different churches would see thks deity and talk about its "character" and its "will".<quoted text>
I mean I think that's what some of you believe. I think you use the absurdity of thinking of God as a skydaddy, sky wizard, magic man in the clouds, et al to help you think that your beliefs are justified.
Some of you.
The rest, well you're prolly right. They think that's what Christians believe. But if that were true, why do no Christians think that way?
"God" is a very, very broad term, and the religious are not helping, due to the diversity of their beliefs. Do an experiment. Go to your church and hear the preacher talk about God's message, as interpreted from a certain verse
then go to another church, and hear how they perceive the character of this deity.
We simply make it simple. We do not believe in any god. Not on the clouds, not in the sky, not in heaven, or anywhere.
Then, your deity is claimed to have abilities to directly manipulate the natural order. Things like the burning bush, the long day of Joshua, tje Red Sea parting, Jesus commanding the storm to subside, the very Creation of the earth, sea and heavens. None of these are demonstratable. None of these can even be theorised to be even remotely accurate. All those mentioned are against the natural order. What better word than "magic" to describe it?