THE ONLY QUESTION THAT REALLY MATTERS


Whenever I am confronted with the question of the existence of God - really the only question of any enduring consequence - I ask myself which is the more likely: that everything that exists (including much that I and everyone else do not know exists) came about by chance or that it was generated by the action of a creative force? I cannot but see that the latter is the greater probability. Probability is not certainty but it gives you something to, as it were, take a punt on, a starting point for faith. Accept it, and all the rest falls into place, philosophically, physically and theologically. This conclusion leads me to consider agnosticism a bit of a cop-out.

As to the evil of pain, suffering, cruelty etc. as obstacles to belief, these have no bearing on whether or not God exists, only on what kind of a God might exist. The Christian doctrine that God is Love most contend with these objections. I believe it does so convincingly, but once again my belief is based on probability - does the good in the world outweigh the evil? - and faith.

20 January 2013

2 comments:

  1. In Truth & Reality the first question to be answered is the meaning and significance of death - because death rules to here. Otherwise there is always moment to moment hell-deep fear-and-trembling, and a thus "cullture" that is saturated with death too

    Please check out:
    www.adidam.org/death_and_dying/index.html

    Plus related references on Truth & Reality, how to live Right Life, and criticisms of the kind of naive mommy-daddy adolescent religion that you subscribe too.

    www.dabase.org/up-1-2.htm
    www.adidam.org/teaching/aletheon/truth-life.aspx
    http://global.adidam.org/truth-book/true-spiritual-practice-4.html
    www.beezone.com/AdiDa/Aletheon/ontranscendingtheinsubordinatemind.html

    www.adidam.org/teaching/17_companions/paradigms/real_god_is.html

    Right Human Life & the "Culture" of Death
    www.aboutadidam.org/newsletters/toc-february2004.html

    Real (non-utopian) Politics For real People
    www.dabase.org/not2p1.htm
    www.ispeace723.org
    www.beezone.com/news.html

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