The scientific attempt to explain religion has been around for over a century.
They, however they are, say we are all made from the same star stuff. Which is kind of hard to believe if you’re having your head cut off by ISIS.
I have always told my friends that I was created not born.
If you look back over history I am certainly not the first.
The principle of causation is fundamental to my claim.
So who or what created me?
If God was the beginning who began God?
I suppose that something which had no beginning has no need of a cause but on the other hand that something can begin without a cause is not only unreasonable, it is arguably inconceivable.
Consider, that if the greatest beginning of all—that of the universe—had no cause whatsoever! what would be the reason for it or us to exist.
So we left with the Big bang picture of the universe that started off very hot and cooled as it expanded is in agreement with all the observational evidence we have today.
Nevertheless it leaves a number of important questions unanswered …
Why is the universe so uniform on a large-scale?
Why does it look the same at all points of space and in all directions?
Did we create God to give it a cause or the other way around.
Scientists might never work out how life could arise by natural processes. Matter came into being without any cause; so they also have to believe that life itself popped into existence without an adequate cause.
This leave us to ponder whether the cause of the universe’s beginning must have been super-natural, i.e. non-material or spirit—a cause outside of space-matter-time. Such a cause would not be subject to the law of decay and so would not have a beginning. That is, the cause had to be eternal spirit. God created time itself.
Thus, He is not limited by anything in the universe, including the future, since God created time itself .“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” If we can believe this verse he did it in the dark as he created light after.
Today’s atheists, in a non-prophet organisation the origin of our universe is a vexing problem. The very state of the observable universe today presents serious problems for them, as it demands a Creator.
I have three questions for any atheists to answer:
“How did nature choose the specific laws which control the universe, as deduced from observation?”
“How did the universe start off with an initial state in such a high degree of homogeneity?” This is the initial condition required for the big bang to produce the currently observable universe.
“Why, after 13.8 billion years since the big bang, is not the universe in thermal equilibrium?” In fact, why is it so far from equilibrium?
They might point to Quantum Mechanics.
But Quantum mechanics never produces something out of nothing. Quantum fluctuation must presuppose that there was something to fluctuate.
The quantum vacuum is a type of something. It has properties. It has energy, it fluctuates, it can cause the expansion of the universe to accelerate, it obeys the (highly non-trivial) equations of quantum field theory.
Where, for starters, are the laws of quantum mechanics themselves supposed to have come from? So if you hang your theology on quantum cosmology for the creation of the universe, you would be sorely wrong as it is deficient and assumes time to exist, among other problems.
The electromagnetic arrow of time: information carried by light comes to us from the past and not the future. We remember the past and not the future.
Biology is defined by the presence of self-reproducing organisms. This reproduction process took millions of years to get us to where we are today so that nobody can really prove anything. We are said to have evolved from monkeys and apes … but we still have monkeys and apes.
Modern man is a pretty new species, with modern humans being only 200,000 years old. But religion is, at best, 6- to 10,000 years old (depends on where you get your source from)
So man lived for over 190,000 years and one day just got up and created a god. Why? What did man do for 190,000 years when there was no god? Where did the evolutionary change come from that made modern man such a genius?
Why would man, 6,000 years ago, decide that we need consistency in this life – that everybody needs to believe and think the same way?
It’s not too long ago that we worshiped the Sun as a God.
STEPHEN HAWKING Says:
This is an abandoned theory, an old idea by people who wanted to rationalize things with their primitive knowledge.
It means that something is created out of nothing, which is impossible according to the law of conservation of mass.
Here is some of the scientific stuff which to be honest is somewhat beyond my pea brain.
The principle that matter can neither be created nor be destroyed, now part of the first law of thermodynamics.
“The Three Laws of Thermodynamics.”
The principle that matter can neither be created nor be destroyed, now part of the first Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system.
- The first law, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system.
- The second law of thermodynamics states that the entropy (iinevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society, a measure of the amount of disorder in a system.) of any isolated system always increases.
- The third law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of a system approaches a constant value as the temperature approaches absolute zero.
Outside of the concept of time, there is also no concept of something beginning or even ending; in fact, the word “eternal” has no meaning as it suggests a linear progression into infinity, which is also another concept that does not exist within our temporal framework.
Man fumbles in dark trying to explain something completely beyond their ken and then curses and rejects it because they cannot understand it, but it does not change what it is. How is it that so many intelligent people fall into this trap?
If one says that God must have a beginning, then they trap Him within His own creation and He is clearly outside of it.
It’s not science, it’s a choice, a belief system that allows man to believe he only has to answer to himself.
All religions are creations of man designed within their time and societies.
For me God is unconditional LOVE.
I can reach for excellence but perfection is God business.