Is it possible … that God exists?
  • Have you ever wondered…
    • Where did the Big Bang come from?
    • Where did the fine-tuning of our Universe come from?
    • Where did First Life come from?
    • Where did Irreducibly Complex Molecular-Biological Structures come from?
    • Where did the extent of the Rationality of Humans come from ?
    • Where did the moral law come from?

  • Read on if you have… :)

Where did the Big Bang come from ?
  • Is it possible that there is a God who created the Universe (using the Big Bang)...
    • and that Science has now discovered evidence of this creation event?

  • Isn't this (the Big Bang) a surprise from an Atheistic viewpoint?

  • Atheism would be more rational if the physical universe had existed for ever...
    • and it appears to me that Theism is more rational if the physical universe did NOT exist for ever.

  • Interestingly, Science is showing us quite definitely that the universe came into existence about 13.7 billion years ago in an explosive creation-event (which we call the big bang).

  • This appears to be confirming evidence for Theism (which says that God exists)
    • and disconfirming evidence against Atheism (which says that God does not exist).

Where did the fine-tuning of our Universe come from ?
  • Is it possible that there is a God who fine-tuned our universe to enable life to survive, and intelligent created beings to exist?

  • Science provides evidence that a lot of the physical parameters of our universe have been set (fine-tuned with great precision) to values that enable life to exist... and intelligent beings to exist.

  • Isnt this a surprise from the viewpoint of Atheism?

  • It appears to me that the existence of an intelligent creator is a hypothesis that better fits the presence of such finely-set-physical-constants (with values that enable life to exist, and in particular, intelligent life to exist in the universe) than the non-existence of such a creator.

  • The fine-tuning of the Universe appears to be confirming evidence for Theism (which says that God exists)
    • and disconfirming evidence against Atheism (which says that God does not exist).

Where did First Life come from?
  • Is it possible that there is a God who created first life...
    • and that Science is discovering evidence of such intelligent design (based on the implausibly low probability of unintelligent random-chance origins of first life)?

  • Isn't this a surprise from an Atheistic viewpoint?

  • Atheism would be more rational if it were very easy to create life from non-life...
    • and it appears to me that Theism is a more rational choice if first-life were found to be implausibly difficult for random-chance to create out of non-life.

  • Interestingly, Science is showing us that the probability of random-chance origin of first-life is so implausibly low as to be reasonably (i.e., to a reasonable person) impossible.

  • This appears to be confirming evidence for Theism (which says that God exists) and disconfirming evidence against Atheism (which says that God does not exist).

Where did Irreducibly Complex Mol-Bio Structures come from?
  • Is it possible that there is an intelligent designer (God) exists who designed the irreducibly complex molecular-biological structures that we see in biological creatures ?

  • Science provides evidence that there are irreducibly-complex structures in biological creatures;
    • e.g., the Bacterial Flagellum (with an nanometer-scale electrical outboard motor that is irreducibly complex)...
    • and there are other examples...

  • Isnt this a surprise from the viewpoint of Atheism?

  • It appears to me that the existence of an intelligent-designer creator is a hypothesis that better fits the presence of such irreducibly-complex biological-structures than the non-existence of such a creator.

  • The existence of such irreducibly-complex structures appears to be confirming evidence for Theism (which says that God exists) and disconfirming evidence against Atheism (which says that God does not exist).

Where did the extent of the Rationality & Intelligence of Humans come from ?
  • Is it possible that there is a God who created humans to be rational (to the depth that we are)...
    • and that Science is discovering evidence of the extent of this rationality –
    • as being far more than unintelligent survival-directed random-change evolution would cause us to reasonably expect ?

  • It appears to me that the existence of an intelligent rational creator is a hypothesis that better fits the evidence than the non-existence of such a creator (with just random-chance coupled with survival-selection to create the extent of our rationality).

  • The depth and extent of our rationality & intelligence appears to be confirming evidence for Theism (which says that God exists) and disconfirming evidence against Atheism (which says that God does not exist).

Where did the moral law come from?
  • An interesting observation is that through all human cultures there is a common thread (a common core) of moral values.
    • This is the case even in very isolated cultures.

  • The moral values tell individuals in the culture "this is how human interactions ought-to-be".
  • At the same time individuals in all cultures find that they are not able to consistently live up to this set of "oughts".

  • Where did this common set of moral values come from?

  • Is it possible that an intelligent designer (God) exists who wrote "a common moral code" in the hearts and minds of humans across all cultures -- and left some of the details of moral codes to be worked out in the cultures?

  • Many intellectuals find this to be a rational inference -- that God exists, and that he wrote a 'moral law' on the hearts and minds of people across all cultures.

Summary
  • In the post above, we looked at the following questions…
    • Where did the Big Bang come from?
    • Where did the fine-tuning of our Universe come from?
    • Where did First Life come from?
    • Where did Irreducibly Complex Molecular-Biological Structures come from?
    • Where did the extent of the Rationality of Humans come from ?
    • Where did the moral law come from?

  • The hypothesis that "God Exists" is indeed rational, and provides reasonable and rational answers to these questions.

  • Furthermore, the characteristics of these phenomena (mentioned above) appear to provide confirming evidence for Theism… and disconfirming evidence against Atheism.

Grace and Peace to you
  • Wishing you Peace and Joy through Jesus Christ.