DOES GOD EXIST?
The existence of god has been a question that has troubled mankind since it began to think reasonably. Many philosophers argue that there may or may not be a god, or that there may even be different types of gods. I have been bought up in a very religious environment with both Muslim parents working as religious teachers. That influenced my choice of religion and as they believed in Islam, so did I. Therefore my answer to whether god exists would naturally be yes. However my parents were not the only factors that affected my decision. There is lots of evidence to support my answer.
For example, take The Earth-its perfect. Earth is just the right size. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet that is armed with the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life.
The Earth is located at just the right distance from the sun. Who or what can make something so perfect? A big bang out of nowhere? No, no one can, but a supernatural being often referred to as god has the ability to do so.
Another example is the eye. The eye can detect and distinguish among seven million colours. It has automatic focusing and works faster than the speed of light. Who or what made this? Someone who opposes me may argue that micro-organisms made the eye. However, they need to take into consideration that who or what made the micro-organisms? No one but God.
Let's talk about the big bang. Scientists are convinced that our universe began with one enormous explosion of energy and light, which we now call the Big Bang. This was the beginning of everything that exists. Astrophysicist Robert Jastrow, an agnostic, stated, "The seed of everything that has happened in the Universe was planted in that first instant; every star, every planet and every living creature in the Universe came into being as a result of events that were set in motion in the moment of the cosmic explosion...The Universe flashed into being, and we cannot find out what caused that to happen." My question is what put the big bang there? Something had to place it there. Something had to have planned out the whole process. Everything is too complex and precise to not have been created by an intelligent being. Scientists have no explanation for the sudden explosion of light and matter, but religion does. What if god created the Big bang?
Another question arises here. If God exists, than where is God? My answer is that we don't have to see an artist to recognize a painting, correct? So, if we see paintings without seeing artists painting them, in the same way we can believe God created everything without us having to see him (or touch, or hear, etc.).
To fully understand the point that I am trying to get through here is a short story:
The Story of a Scholar and an Atheist
There is one story of a Scholar and an Atheist. Long ago an Atheist did not believe the existence of God. He asked a scholar for a debate about the existence of God. Among the questions are: "Does God exist?" and "If God exists then where is God?" Then they decided when and where the debate takes place. The Atheist and the villagers were waiting for the scholar, but the scholar did not come right on time. When the Atheist and the villagers thought that the scholar will not come for the debate, then the scholar showed up. The scholar said "I am sorry to keep you waiting for so long. But the rain is so heavy that the river flooded. The bridge drifted away so I could not cross it. Thank God a big tree fell down. Then the branches cut out by themselves so the trunk was branchless. After that the trunk was cut and a hole was created so it became a boat. So I used the boat and crossed the river". The Atheist and the villagers were laughing. The Atheist said to the villagers, "This scholar is mad. How can a tree became a boat by itself with no one making it? How can a boat exist with no maker who made it?" The villagers were laughing out loud. After the people calmed down, the scholar said, "If you believe that the boat could not exist without its maker, then how can you believe the earth, sky, and its contents exist without its creator? Which is the most difficult to make? Making a boat or creating the earth, sky, and its contents? Hearing that, they realized that they trapped with their own statement. "Then answer my second question," said the Atheist. "If God exists, why can't He be seen? Where is God?" The Atheist thought since he cannot see God then God does not exist. The scholar slapped the Atheist's cheek hardly so the Atheist felt so much pain. The Atheist said "Why did you slap me? It's very painful" The scholar asked, "There is no pain. I cannot see pain. Where is pain?" "The pain is here," the Atheist pointed to his cheek. "No, I cannot see pain. Do you see the pain?" asked the scholar to the villagers. The villagers said, "No!" "So, though we cannot see the pain does not mean that the pain does not exist. So is the God. Just because we cannot see the God does not mean that God does not exist. Though we cannot see Him, but we can see His creations." said the scholar.
In conclusion I believe that god does exist as the idea of everything being created without a creator s completely absurd.