Claim: Can't hate something that never happened. gods are fictional beings created at the dawn of humanity to explain what they didn't have the intelligence to understand. Of the 1000s of gods humans wrongfully worship, none exist.
Reply: The claim that "none" of the thousands of gods humans have worshipped exist is an absolute claim, which is unwarranted and cannot be backed up with proof. It is not possible to prove conclusively that all gods do not exist, just as it is not possible to prove conclusively that any particular god does exist.
To make an absolute claim about the existence or non-existence of God, one would need to have complete knowledge of reality, including knowledge of all possible dimensions, planes of existence, and the nature of reality beyond the physical realm. This is because God is often understood to exist beyond the physical universe and as such, cannot be detected or perceived through conventional means.
Moreover, a complete understanding of reality would also require knowledge of all possible forms of evidence and all possible ways of interpreting that evidence. Since humans have limited sensory perception and cognitive abilities, it is not possible for us to have complete knowledge of reality.
Thus, to make absolute claims about God's existence or non-existence, one would need to be all-knowing and have access to reality beyond the physical realm. This is an impossible standard for any human being to meet, making absolute claims about God's existence or non-existence unjustifiable.
Another reason for this is that the concept of god is often defined in a way that is difficult to falsify. For example, some people define God as an all-powerful, all-knowing being who is beyond the bounds of space and time. Since this definition is not falsifiable, it is impossible to prove conclusively that such a being does not exist.
Furthermore, the claim that all gods are fictional beings created to explain what humans didn't understand is a generalization. While it is true that some gods were created to explain natural phenomena, such as thunder or the seasons, not all gods fit into this category. For example, some gods are seen as moral exemplars, while others are associated with specific historical events.