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First off, this article is entirely focused on God as defined below. It is not based on the teachings of man but the teachings of nature and science. I try to stay as logical as possible because that's what God is. It is possible for me to be completely wrong on any of these topics. I am merely providing information to the best of my ability and what I have been taught. I am extremely open to any ridicule or opposition.
Also, understand that I find it very weak to refute arguments as a form of promoting your ideas or beliefs. Therefore, this is the start of a number of series of posts that I will do that will provide my perspective for God. Consider this one piece of a series of articles relating to this topic. I will later be posting entirely original ideas as to why I believe in God.
One of my favorite quotes is, "You can't win an argument" by Dale Carnigie. This is very true. You can't convince somebody against their will so please understand I am not trying to convince anybody of anything. I am sharing my knowledge, understanding and perspective :). Take it any way you would like!
In order to at least make some sense and develop some ground for understanding I find it essential to provide a framework of how I would define God, and how most religions define God:
This is probably the most advanced explanation that I found on the net as to why God doesn't exist, so naturally I will approach it first.
Does God have free will? Does he not have free will? This is a very good question indeed and pretty hard to answer. There are a few different ways to look at it:
Let's say God DOES NOT have free will. Based off the definition of God that I have provided, this doesn't really change anything. Can God still be eternal if he has no free will? Yes. Can God still know everything if he has no free will? Yes. Can God still be everywhere with no free will? Yes. Can God still have unlimited power with no free will. Yes.
If we were to say God DOES have free will it works out the same as if he DOES NOT. Nothing changes.
People will naturally want to argue on all of these points which is respectable, but until I have some type of arguments I will hold off on trying to understand and question them.
If God is everywhere doesn't that make him part of us? We have the "illusion" of free will because we don't know what God knows. Let me break it down by a hardcore analogy:
In a sense we can be thought to be part of God's video game. If somebody were to create a video game like say Warcraft it would take on a lot of unexpected circumstances that are the result of a given set of rules. In a video game the given set of rules is the programming engine. In life, the given set of rules is physics.
So take the game Warcraft. Even though you are controlling your units by having them do certain actions there is still the whole computer side of things that is going off pure algorithm. Based off this algorithm there can be different cases of events and things that happen. Now do these computer-controlled units have free will? To a degree it is a very fair argument. Now apply this to our God. It works almost the same way. It may sound very absurd and strange but really put some thought into it and think about it.
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God does not need to be created, especially when in the definition of God it says he is eternal.
This seems like a convincing argument at first thought, however, it is going off the rules of this world which is based off physics - and who's to say God isn't greater than or above physics?
Our definition of God does not put him outside of space. It puts him outside of time as he is eternal. But what really is time? Time is just an illusion anyway for our life here on earth. It allows us to change and grow as time is change. Having time does not put God outside of space by any means.
I love this one. I find it extremely strange how people see pain, suffering and evil as a bad thing. How is there good without bad? How do you grow without pain? How to you know what's right without knowing what's wrong? It makes no sense. There has to be these opposites otherwise your existence would be extraneous and there would be no need for you to think and grow. By having pain and all these things it allows us to learn and grow closer to God.
I find this very hard to prove that souls do not exist. How do you prove something like this with current technology? I would love to see some type of study on this but I mean it is pretty clear you really can't disprove this. Likewise, you really can't scientifically prove it either - at least not with our current technology.
I love these types of claims because I would have to agree 100% but this does not disprove God by any means. It disproves what a lot of Christians believe.
I see where this is going but it doesn't really make sense. How could something that involves all these extremely complicated and scientific elements not require any thought? Think about it, if the goal of God was to not have us work to understand him then why are you living right now? I love it! You are here to learn about him and actively seek out knowledge. It is extremely complex and very hard. Learning about God is not something that comes easy and you have to work at being able to question and consider all things.
Yes, I know most religious people don't put a lot of study or thought into God and I find that strange myself. These are the people that usually give you weak arguments and get crushed when you take things outside of the Bible, or even within the Bible. It is not my purpose to speak poorly of or judge these people, however, when they struggle answering more advanced questions I do find that strange as well and would at least like to see them look into it and try with all their heart to understand to the best of their ability.
I find it interesting how through the years various scientific discoveries and observations reveal new cases both for and against God - at least from our understanding. Everything that I've seen, however, always points towards God once more and more understanding of that given topic is understood. As it should. Science is an attribute of God and the scientists are going to have a pretty hard time disproving science!
The way I see it, most scientists and thinkers (myself included) don't always have all the facts straight or things completely right. We make mistakes and are pretty stupid if you get down to it. Like think about 600 years ago. Did people know the world was round?
I am not trying to sway anybody's beliefs or values. I respect everyone whether they believe in God or not. I am only trying to provide my perspective and hopefully provide help and answers to those actively seeking. If only one sentence in this whole article rings true for you then I have done something of value.
If anybody has anything else to share or another question to consider please post it as a comment!
Start at the bottom and work your way up. I will be the first to admit there are so many mistakes and problems with religions and books and all that. That's normal - people make mistakes and are inherently stupid. If you keep searching God with all your heart the answers will come. Things will start to make sense and people will come together. The thing about truly understanding God is that he doesn't come easy. You have to work, learn and understand. It takes studying and thinking.
The following is a wonderful video that provides some scientific food for thought as to how God exists scientifically. The first hour is all you need to watch. Enjoy!Filed under: Spiritual, God, Science