The Existence of God — Blind Faith?

Belief without evidence? ~ ‘In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of the night and the day, there are signs for people of understanding’ (Quran, 3:190)

‘Evidence alone does not lead anybody to guidance. It is in the end their sincerity, and then divine intervention – it is Allah who guides. No amount of evidence is sometimes enough to convince the skeptic.’ – Numan Ali Khan

There are a number of things which cannot be scientifically proven but which are rational to accept:

  • Logical and mathematical truths cannot be proven by science
  • Metaphysical truths
  • Ethical beliefs about statements of value
  • Aesthetic judgements
  • Science cannot be justified by science.

The Origins of the Universe:

Is God bound by the laws of science? Would God make a stone he can’t lift himself? The Universe operates to well-defined laws.

The ‘Big Bang’ Theory: is it a plausible argument that both physical time and space is created from this? For this theory to be correct it requires the universe to have been created from nothing by nothing – there must have been a cause for the universe to begin to exist. Us human beings are reliant on this perfect balance simply given by the ‘Big Bang’ itself. Had the rate of the universe’s expansion been even a tiny bit different, this would have resulted in the universe turning into a fireball. Everything has had to be finely tuned in order to permit life; everything is perfectly designed. We are protected from radiation in the Galaxy because of the precise position of the Earth. It is the perfect distance away from the Sun – it keeps water from evaporating and our existence. The Earth, unlike Mercury, can hold on to oxygen and carbon dioxide, and has been designed differently to Venus, which has harmful gases. The Universe and everything within it, is an engineering marvel. Even our DNA, which represents a language, is a testimony of the life in every living thing – and that this all cannot just be the result of a ‘bang’.

If evolution did occur – it would have literally been a miracle and therefore evidence for the existence of God.

‘Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens and the earth were joined as one unit before we cloved them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they then not believe?’ (Quran 51:47)

‘And the heavens we constructed with might, we are its expander’ (Quran 51:47)

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