To wander into this arena is akin to tying yourself to the mast of a ship in mid-storm. Denouncing God will not win you any popularity contents and definately not get you any Secondary school jobs, but here goes anyway…if God is the creator, who created God? Can He (or she) have really appeared as if by magic? Or does that question the whole notion of linear time that we in the west are so tied to? Maybe that’s an argument for another article.
What strikes me is that there is far more evidence that life evolved. It’s like growing things in a Petri dish. One minute there is nothing, but over time, something happens. A bacterium grows and out of that comes something else. It’s not simply a matter of the chicken or the egg coming first, but that something evolved into a chicken that could produce eggs. Perhaps. My explanation is rudimentary at best. However, I’ve looked at this debate from both sides and it just seems to be far more logical that evolution is the reason why the planet looks the way it does today.
I can’t believe in a punitive god, one that kills people for no apparent reason, and the answer that “He moves in mysterious ways,”seems more than a cop out to me. I have had what could be termed spiritual happenings, unexplained things, but maybe it’s because I don’t know enough about the science behind such events that I can’t explain them.
What seems more likely to me, than the existence of God, is something that could be explained by chaos theory. There could very well be different portals to different realms. Maybe my life exists because I think it does. I’m focussed on this aspect of it, but if I thought hard enough, maybe it would look entirely differently.
To believe in God seems to me to be quite lazy. There are no clear answers and anything that doesn’t fit our logic can be explained by some omnipotent being who is working it all out for us, the game plan is already mapped out, all we are doing is following it. How unsatisfying. What would be the point of that?
I may not have answers as to how this world works, but I feel certain that the guy in the long flowing robes with a beard is just a figment of our imaginations because the real explanations are just too complicated for us to get our heads around. We haven’t evolved enough yet to understand its inner workings, but we will, eventually