is there GOD?????
Friday, August 13, 2010 1:01:59 PM
God generally refers to one supreme, holy, personal being. He is the divine unity of ultimate goodness and of ultimate reality. It was not possible to visualize the concept of this perfect being because one can only imagine an image when one has an idea of what that image is suppose to resemble.
With words like perfect, necessary and existent that are built into its definition, it seems impossible to be argued with. Even if the theist could prove in some miraculous way this perfect being’s existence, he still would not be able to link that ‘being’ to being God.
The argument for God’s existence from design has also generated controversy among philosophers and society. It is said that the complex order and design of the universe is obviously the work of an intelligent architect. In Psalm 19 it’s written ‘the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his work’. Theists have used this well known argument [teleological] for thousands of years as strong evidence for the existence of God. The complex design of the world also points to a grand designer [God].
Five ways of proving which proves God’s existence are – argument from motion, efficient cause, possibility and necessity, the gradation to be found in things and the governance of the world. First argument states that nothing can be set into motion without being pushed by another or an original mover. In conclusion, since the relationship between motion and mover can’t go on to infinity, there must have been a first mover thus enhancing the possibility of the existence of the God.
Assuming that if the universe is randomly formed and there appears to be no design, the theist still believes there is hope within the cosmological arguments of Plato. His argument is based on the obvious. Everyday we observe things moving. Whatever moves is either moved by another or is self-moved. If a thing is self moved it must be eternal. In this argument for being a first cause, this self-mover is God.
Some people question that when the wind blows a hat off a person’s head, does that mean God was responsible for it? No, many things move and with modern technology and science, there is almost an answer for every movement. Ignorance to what caused the first movement should not be a reason to praise the unknown and label this first cause as God, for example, in nature, scientists time after time have tried to predict tornadoes, their next movement and how they will affect the area they hit.