I am not sure that God exists
"I find your lack of faith ... disturbing" Darth Vader, Star Wars.
Is there a God? Most people believe in a God - there are very few "true" atheists. A Cambridge University survey in 2005 concluded that 88% of the world's population believe in a God. Does God exist? This is one of the most fundamental questions of mankind, that has generated all sorts of strange theories ...
One such theory appears in the Douglas Adams book, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, "The Jatravartid People of Viltvodle Six firmly believe that the entire universe was sneezed out of the nose of a being called The Great Green Arkleseizure. They live in perpetual fear of the time they call 'The Coming Of The Great White Handkerchief'."
Also, from Hitchhikers ... "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
Have you heard of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland? Some say that if it discovers the hypothesised Higgs boson particle to explain the structure of the Universe, this reality will melt away and an illuminated sign will appear that simply reads "Level 2".
So, what is the truth? Is it evolution? Is there a God? Surely there must be more to life? The song writer and singer Sam Sparro sums it up well in his song "Black and Gold",
"If the fish swam out of the ocean and grew legs and they started walking and the apes climbed down from the trees and grew tall and they started talking. And the stars fell out of the sky and my tears rolled into the ocean now I'm looking for a reason why you even set my world into motion.
'Cause if you're not really here, then the stars don't even matter, now I'm filled to the top with fear, that it's all just a bunch of matter. 'Cause if you're not really here, then I don't want to be either, I wanna be next to you.
I looked up into the grey sky, and see a thousand eyes staring back, and all around these golden beacons, I see nothing but black. I feel a way of something beyond them, I don't see what I can feel, if vision is the only validation, then most of my life isn't real."
Does God exist? If you are still thinking "I am not sure that God exists", you might want to give the issue some more thought. Reading the book Reason for God by Tim Keller would be an excellent way to start.



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