1.03 – EXISTENCE OF GOD: –
Many arguments which attempt to prove or disprove the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, and other thinkers for many centuries.
There are many philosophical issues concerning the existence of God. Some definitions of God are sometimes nonspecific, while other definitions can be self-contradictory. Arguments for the existence of God typically include metaphysical, empirical, inductive, and subjective types, while others revolve around perceived holes in evolutionary theory and order and complexity in the world. Arguments against the existence of God typically include empirical, deductive, and inductive types. Conclusions reached include: “God does not exist” (strong atheism); “God almost certainly does not exist” (de facto atheism); “no one knows whether God exists” (agnosticism); “God exists, but this cannot be proven or disproven” (weak theism); and “God exists and this can be proven” (strong theism). There are numerous variations on these positions.
GOD is man made. GOD is the name people give to the reason we are here. But that reason is the laws of physics rather than some one with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal GOD.
In order to offer a logical, practical and pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective, we have to assume that we exist, that there is reality, and that the matter of which we are made is real.
Some people (called atheists) have maintained that there was no beginning and the matter has always existed in the form of either matter or energy; and all that has happened is that matter has been changed from form to form. They think that matter is self-existing and not created. This assertion that matter/energy is eternal is scientifically wrong. How is it possible that from empty space with no force, no matter, no energy and no intelligence, matter would have to become existent? In order for matter to come out of nothing, all of our scientific laws dealing with the conservation of matter/energy would have to be wrong, invalidating all of chemistry. All of our laws of conservation of angular momentum would have to be wrong, invalidating all of physics.
Therefore the biblical assertion that there was a beginning is scientifically correct. In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth and he did so with planning and reason and logic. This GOD’s creation has been explored in many different ways. For most of us, simply looking at our newborn child is enough to rule out chances.
In order to offer a logical, practical and pragmatic proof of the existence of GOD from a purely scientific perspective, we have to assume that we exist, that there is reality, and that the matter of which we are made is real.
1.04 – MY IDEA OF GOD: –
Sometimes I wonder, what was it that created this world. The “Big Bang Effect”!! Sure sure….if it was that then would have to be something that created that, and so on and so forth. I then participate in the so-called “faculty of wonder”, and realize, there is more to it than that. Unexplained events are as much a part of our lives, as the creation of this world. Setbacks come and go, providing a passage to the next phase of our lives. The wheels keep turning, the music keeps playing, and life goes on. As we are caught up in this ride and rhythm of life, we don’t take time to “think’, thinking we will miss too much if we do.
But the power is there, the one force that keeps everything in motion. That I believe is GOD. NATURE AND SOUL IS MY GOD.
G – O – D (These are just three forms of the same GOD)
(G) GOD as the Creator or Generator: –
Reason tells me that spiritual and material energy in the form of souls and matter didn’t just suddenly appear out of nothing.
- The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be either created or destroyed. Matter itself is a form of condensed energy. Souls are also conscious points of energy. Both are uncreated and therefore eternal.
- The second law of thermodynamics shows us that energy, when in use, moves from a potential state, in which energy is available, to spent state in which it is no longer available.
Putting both laws together we have what appears to be a system in which the basic components have neither beginning nor end. They move towards a state of energy exhaustion (Entropy).
If, as has been shown above, GOD’s presence, power and knowledge are purely spiritual, then creation has to be a spiritual act and not a physical one. Creation can be understood as the regeneration or reshaping of what is already there.
(O) GOD as the Sustainer or Operator: –
We may think that GOD is the sustainer in the sense that he gives us our goods, wealth, health, food, water, air and so on. But that is not so. Whatever fruits one earns are the results of his/her own efforts, but GOD fills us with His Power, Virtues and Knowledge to help us in our spiritual endeavor and does not put bread on our tables.
(D) GOD as Destroyer: –
God is destroyer of Evil and the creator of Virtue.