Who is God and what is God? I can’t possibly know. I believe religions help us to focus on the concept of God, which is needed by humanity in order to not self-destruct, but religions are man’s creation. Humans are flawed so errors are made in religion’s attempts to reach for God.
Science—because it can’t prove God exists—denies the possibility of God and credits randomness for creating the human species, our world, and the universe. Now that takes more ‘faith’ than I can muster. As I study all that is ordered I see a requirement for consciousness to plan a process of selecting, sequencing and executing to achieve the desired result.
Slabs of metal, nuts and bolts, pieces of glass and rolls of leather will never randomly assemble themselves into a car no matter how much time is given; flour, sugar, eggs and chocolate pieces will never randomly assemble into cookies under any circumstances.
The human species, our world and the universe are the most carefully ordered sequences that can be imagined.
I have no faith that randomness yields complex order—it requires intentionality.
I don’t know who or what God is, but I believe the order that brought us and all that is into existence has been the manifestation of a consciousness capable of bringing order. I’m content to call that God.
"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:24-29 ESV) Thanks be to God for the gift of faith. It is freely given (not earned) to anyone who takes it. I love how you think on such things. :)ReplyDelete