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Does God exist? An answer to this fundamental question is a prerequisite for answering the other big questions of life: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Do we serve a purpose? Do we have any intrinsic value? What happens after we die? The question of the existence of God is fundamental.

Does God Exist – A Philosophical Issue
Before we ask the question Does God exist? we first have to deal with our philosophical predispositions. If, for example, I am already dedicated to the philosophical idea that nothing can exist outside of the natural realm (i.e. there can be no supernatural God), no amount of evidence could convince me otherwise. Asking the question “does God exist?” would be pointless. My answer would be “No, He doesn’t,” regardless of whether God truly exists or not. The question would be impossible to answer from an evidentiary standpoint simply because anything which God might have done (that is, any supernatural act which might serve as evidence for His existence) would have to be explained away in terms of natural causes, not because we know what those natural causes could possibly be, but simply because a supernatural God is not allowed to exist!

Dr. Richard Lewontin, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, put it like this: “It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door” (Richard Lewontin, “Billions and Billions of Demons,” New York Review of Books, January 9, 1997, p. 28).

If, on the other hand, I were neutral, and didn’t already have an “a priori adherence” to a particular worldview (be it naturalistic or otherwise), the question “does God really exist?” wouldn’t be pointless at all. Rather, it would be the first step in an objective and meaningful search for ultimate truth. Our willingness to ask the question with an open mind is fundamental to our ability to discover the truth behind the answer. So first of all, before you even ask the question, decide whether or not you’re really willing to accept the answer.

Does God Exist – Things to Consider
Once you’re ready to ask the question, “does God exist?” here are a few observations to consider as you begin your search for an objective answer:

Discoveries in astronomy have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that the universe did, in fact, have a beginning. There was a single moment of creation.
Advances in molecular biology have revealed vast amounts of information encoded in each and every living cell, and molecular biologists have discovered thousands upon thousands of exquisitely designed machines at the molecular level. Information requires intelligence and design requires a designer.
Biochemists and mathematicians have calculated the odds against life arising from non-life naturally via unintelligent processes. The odds are astronomical. In fact, scientists aren’t even sure if life could have evolved naturally via unintelligent processes. If life did not arise by chance, how did it arise?
The universe is ordered by natural laws. Where did these laws come from and what purpose do they serve?
Philosophers agree that a transcendent Law Giver is the only plausible explanation for an objective moral standard. So, ask yourself if you believe in right and wrong and then ask yourself why. Who gave you your conscience? Why does it exist?
People of every race, creed, color, and culture, both men and women, young and old, wise and foolish, from the educated to the ignorant, claim to have personally experienced something of the supernatural. So what are we supposed to do with these prodigious accounts of divine healing, prophetic revelation, answered prayer, and other miraculous phenomena? Ignorance and imagination may have played a part to be sure, but is there something more?

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39 Responses

  1. The guy asking questions is a douchbag and the old lady put him in his place. Talking in deep voice with interigation also I'd told him get away you freak. Dude kind of is creepy.

  2. The life that we all are living right now is just a test that god is testing us. After he sent lots of messengers and prophets that told us about god and each prophet had a miracle known about him. He wants from us to pray for him every day 5 times appreciate others and be nice to everyone. That doesn't mean we have a boring life that is strict and cant have fun in our lives. God only wants you to thank him for all the 5 senses that he gave you that not every single person has, he wants you  to take care of your body and not ruin it by drugs, alcohol, smoking, and other stuff that changes your body or ruin it. That's why Muslims say you can't do all these things. God wants you to appreciate the body that he gave you and thank him every single day. (sorry for the bad English and thanks if you read it) 

  3. I have to say that I find god more to the bullshit side than the true side. I think that the people that believe in god are a bit guilable. It's more of the human perception to life that catches you. We made good and we made bad because of uncertainty of the far end of each. Though the bible, quraan seems true, you have to wonder if any human could of wrote it. But is it truth or fiction.? We will have to die to find out, I think. Or I'm just another confused kid I guess

  4. Yes that may be true (your first line) but follow Jesus and live forever? No one can live forever in our modern age anyway. Also, assuming that i am wrong about this statement (which i'm not) what makes you think that Jesus is the path to which will allow me to live forever.

    Btw do you believe in the literal translation of the bible?

  5. WHAT IF THE QUR'AN IS REAL. YOU'VE BEEN SPENDING YOUR LIFE PRAYING TO THE WRONG GOD! THAT WILL PISS HIM OFF MORE THAN NOT BELIEVING IN ONE AT ALL!

  6. WHAT IF GOD IS REAL? WHAT IF HIS EDEN WAS REAL? WHAT IF SOME AVERAGE PERSON WHO USES GOOGLE EARTH ONE DAY FINDS SOMETHING INCREDIBLE CONCERNING GOD AND EDEN? WHAT IF IT WHERE STORIES MADE OUT OF WATERMARKS? WHAT IF THEY WERE JOINED TOGETHER TELLING GOD'S STORY? WHAT IF THEY SHOWED HIS IMAGE?

    PLEASE COME SEE WHAT I FOUND.

    I'M BEGGING YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL TO COME SEE WHAT I FOUND.
    IT CONCERNS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. PLEASE PLEASE COME SEE.
    PLEASE.

  7. I think you guys made people think when you asked them if God exists the bible says God has
    set eternity in our hearts its in our biological nature& make to wonder & know if God exists? some ignore this ? all their life & wonder why they are empty. To know God we have to have a personal relationship with him. If we seek him with all are heart we will find him. God does not lie if you want evidence its all around us. welcome to check out my videos on shellan films

  8. You want to know why thats in the quran? Because islam was prosecuted… until it bit back. That verse is a defence mechanism for your faith placed there at a time of need. Unfortunately it is now abused by hateful and evil people during a time when it should not be required.

  9. Look Bro i respect your religion and all but i have read what you believe in and i do not se at al were it talks about peace. I believe in the Bible i Believe in Jesus who is the Son of God the Christ and the way of salvation

  10. Quran (3:151) – "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority". This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be 'joining companions to Allah').

  11. The Quran says hurt one person and you hurt humanity and if you help one person you help the whole of humanity. The Quran is the word of god. God says the Quran is a confirmation of the previous books(Torah,Bible) there are men who change the word of god and for them is surely a special spot in HeLL. Moses, David,Abraham,Solomon,Jesus(peace be upon them all) were all messengers of the one God.the prophet muhammad(SAW) is the final messenger of the 1 GOD.Ur local library has the Quran in English

  12. No he doesn't,Every time i'd prayed i will always think what i ask for would come true.Yet i still have earned what i asked for.

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