Does God Exist?

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The curiosity to know about the existence of Creator of this universe is a common enigma that not only atheists or agnostics have in mind but also those who believe in a religion.

Submitted: August 23, 2018

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Does God Exist?

The curiosity to learn about the existence of Creator of this universe is a common enigma which not only atheists or agnostics have in mind but also those who believe in religions.

Readers would agree that most believers do not raise any questions about the existence of God more out of the fear of being called agnostic but they are equally inquisitive to learn about their Creator.

Before we try to grasp the concept, let us first look at some of the common realities in life which at times and in most cases tend to mislead people;

Reality: More complex the problem is, more knowledge is required to resolve it. The phrase ‘More Knowledge’ is generally defined and is accepted by all as a standard to solve complex problems.

Reality: People tend to solve complex problems with an insufficient knowledge base. The knowledge gained to-date is unanimously considered as adequate and acceptable.

Reality: We have not been able to ascertain the amount of knowledge which humanity has so far acquired Vs the total knowledge?

Reality: We have not advanced too far on the knowledge street but believe with absolute conviction that we do know almost everything, and that we can unravel a complex enigma like proving or disproving the existence of God by utilizing the current knowledge pool.

Reality: We cannot declare with certainty that we have grasped, say ten percent of the knowledge spread out there, or thirty percent, or more, or less? We have no idea about the total knowledge, and that if it is finite or infinite.

The clue is fairly evident as Albert Schweitzer had famously quoted, that; “As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious”.

It clearly implies that if we ever manage to acquire all the knowledge then everything will be like an open book, but is that the case now? and the point is; will that be a possibility in the next few years, few decades, few centuries or millennia?

We have two discrete questions on hand and let us see if we can answer them with relative ease without getting into the most intricate of details by applying the gist of the aforementioned quote.

It would be a two-tier approach;

  1. Did God create the universe and does He actively maintain the entire system?

  2. Was God created, or He is ever-existing?

These questions must be addressed and explored independently in view of their enormity in terms of scope and our existing insufficient knowledge base.

  1. We must first determine if the universe came into being on its own or it was a deliberate creation. That must be answered with logic and proofs to determine and confirm the existence of God, or otherwise.

  2. The second question will be to learn and discover if God was created or not.

The first question is to learn if universe is the result of an accident or its creation was triggered by a force or entity that we call God? What are the arguments to present a case that it was a deliberate plan and not just a rare coincidence, once in a billion/ trillion alignment of elements kind of an assumption, or theory?

The fundamental queries or points to address it in order to grasp the basic understanding can be categorized as below;

  1. Is universe the result of a galactic accident or it is a deliberate creation?

  2. If it was an accident then why there is such immaculate order prevailing in the entire universe?

  3. Presence of physical laws across space.

  4. The physical laws must have been created and laid down before the universe came into being, for that is the condition.

  5. Invariable adjustments taking place after distortions occur with the sole purpose of restoring equilibrium and order, denoting an effective and active system maintenance mechanism in place!

  6. If creation of universe was a planned activity then there has to be a Creator who had conceived the grand scheme and then designed, built and now sustains the entire system.

  7. Presence of a picture denotes there is an artist who made it.

  8. The universe is subject to same physical laws across galaxies, implying it as a complete system created under similar conditions.

  9. Will those laws change if we travel from one galaxy to another? If not then it is an integrated system subject to same laws…

  10. Those laws most probably remain unchanged across galaxies. There are no suggestions yet to prove it otherwise

  11. We then ought to believe that there is one set of laws decreed for the entire universe else there would have been cases of incompatibility that we are not aware of to date, and do not witness in the universe.

Some further points emanating from the above arguments and observations;

  1. Do we believe that the universe is a gigantic and complex system?

  2. There is life on planet Earth but nowhere else whereas in 200 billions to one trillion or more galaxies in the known universe, there are hundreds of trillions of planets. Perhaps a few billions are likely to be similar to planet Earth, i.e., conducive to life?

  3. Is there a possibility that all planets will be populated in time?

  4. Whether autonomous, automated, semi-automated or manual, all systems are basically designed, built, modified and maintained.

  5. Is there a possibility that a system can create itself?

  6. Is there a possibility that a system can upgrade itself?

  7. Is it possible that this is just a big simulation?

  8. Is it possible that to those trapped within the simulation, the galactic distances appear unfathomable but they simply mean nothing to the outsider?

  9. Is it possible that those within the simulation are being subjected to certain tests in order to prepare them for the next level, a new Cosmos in the making?

  10. Is it possible that humans will be relocating to new worlds, not directly from the planet Earth via the space travel but post resurrection?

  11. Will resurrection be a mere reboot of the program or it would be the launch of a more advanced and powerful version of the simulation? Or perhaps it would be the actual reality?

Our existing pool of knowledge tells us that a system can neither create itself nor can it evolve on its own. Systems are conceived, designed and built with clear objectives and are upgraded and constantly maintained.

Theories proposing that universe had created itself are mere conjectures. The best test to substantiate that claim would be to create ideal conditions, supply relevant data and expect, say a payroll system to create itself without any intelligent intervention. The test can either be conducted in a simulated environment or one can use his or her mental faculties to contemplate about the outcome.

Do you believe that it would be possible that a payroll system will design and create itself in a few billion years, and that it will then be able to maintain itself? Doesn't make sense, right!

One obvious inference is that perpetuity is a key element and the guiding principle. Even in human terms all systems are created not to be dismantled in time but to be modified and upgraded in order to be aligned with changing times and needs.

Despite perpetuity being the guiding principle, the systems are abandoned and replaced all the time, that is true at least in the short term. The apparent reason for that is the lack of knowledge as humans are constantly learning, acquiring more knowledge which generates new ideas, specifying evolving needs thus rendering the previous concepts as flawed, showing them better things and new dimensions.

Now if we know everything, having acquired hundred percent of the knowledge then no system is to be scrapped, hypothetically speaking. Or, it would be scrapped or replaced at a preordained time. That is what a hundred percent knowledge base implies.

The question number one, did God create the universe and does He actively maintain the entire system is answered as, ‘Yes’.

Accepting the notion that universe was 'Created' is much more plausible than buying the idea that it was merely a result of some galactic accident. Here is another point to further reinforce that belief;

You would never believe someone telling you that his or her company has a new system which manages and controls everything from their card swipe access management system to payroll and from coffee dispensing machines to data compilation, energy management, fire alarms etc. in real time, and surprisingly it just emerged one day or that it evolved on its own.

If you don’t believe that then why do you believe that the entire galactic system was created after an accident and that species evolved without an active mechanism in place, driving and controlling the change in a systematic and planned manner?

Even if we believe that 'Big Bang' initiated the birth of the universe, why is that event considered as an accident and not as a planned move? Like a command to start a new program or a process...

Remember, accidents result in jumble, chaos and decay whereas development results in order and growth. The accidents are unplanned and uncontrolled whereas development is planned and controlled. Accidents happen due to lack of something and loss of control whereas development takes place because someone has an objective, clear plan and ensures controlled execution.

Now let’s get to the question number 2, who created God?

The assumptions, observations and arguments presented above illustrate one thing for sure, and that is the knowledge acquired by Humanity so far is insufficient to answer this question with conviction.

Q1 answered, explaining with logic and proofs that God does exist.

Q2 answered, elucidating it as indeterminable at this point to prove that God was created. As more probe results in more confusion so the quest is adjourned till the time we reach to a level of enlightenment where more knowledge would imply more clarity.Where we will be able to see things as they are.

The current pool of knowledge is insufficient to answer the question with absolute certainty.

Cheers!


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