Existence of God
In the general sphere of religion, there are many conflicting issues pertaining to existence of God. This is mainly caused by the different ways in which religious faiths interpret the existence of God. However some other aspects of the existence of God are universally accepted across the different religious faiths. Some of these aspects are: omnipresence, all powerful, the creator and the Supreme Being (www.existence-of-god.com, paragraph 3).
Looking at some basic facts that are evident across all these arguments, there is a universal acceptance that God has unknown origin to human knowledge. This fact is supported by the fact that all arguments try to explain the existence without any engaging in trying to find the origin of God. This is mainly because all aspects regarding God are in metaphysics; a study that is leaves most arguments about God hanging (www.existence-of-god.com, paragraph 6).
The other fact about God is that he is all perfect. Searching for evidence across the theories and arguments presented, the first cause argument presents God as eh creator of everything. This means that God has the full perfection that can be achieved by any being and only he has this perfection. From ontological argument, God is presented as the one who has all power and perfection beyond any human understanding and knowledge.
Another aspect of God presented is the fact that God is all powerful. Looking into the first cause argument, God is presented as the one who caused the very initial things to happen. This covers even creation by word and by work. This is supported by holy writings that acknowledge God as the source of everything that is on this world. This means that his power is universally accepted across the arguments and faiths in the world (Nagasawa, 2011).
Another universally acceptable aspect is the God is above any human conception and comprehension. This aspect forms the main basis of ontological argument sine God is presented as above any human knowledge. This makes the whole idea that God is a powerful and almighty being who came into being what he is in ways beyond the human knowledge thus can be claimed to be a mysterious origin.
Looking at the arguments keenly, I would like to argue that truly God is in existence. This is mainly supported by my human based knowledge on reason and perfection. This forms the basic thesis that I will discuss throughout this paper.
There are basic pieces of evidence that makes me believe that God is alive and beyond human conception. One of such aspects is the origin of life. From my human knowledge, source of human life remains a mystery to all the people. This makes me believe that since everything has unknown origin and life has a similar origin, then there is a Supreme Being who knows what I don’t know about the origin of life. This idea works closely with my human based knowledge on life that one can make anything on this life but can’t give it a breath of life (Nagasawa, 2011).
The aspect is death. From human knowledge, death is caused by lack of breathing, resulting in halting of all body processes. This till is inadequate to explain what death is fully since it does not explain what caused the breath to stop. With these facts and other opinions, I would like to present my support to the argument (Nagasawa, 2011).
In support to my argument on presence and existence of God, I would like to explain that God is in existence from the mere ability to reason. According to one of the greatest philosophers, Rene Descartes, he claimed that there is no knowledge which is certain. He doubted everything since all aspects depend on the relation between the context of the argument and some underlying facts. The only thing that he was certain was he was existing but not certain he was alive. From a similar perspective, I would like to argue that there is more sense or certainty in that God is in existence than inexistent. This is in alignment with Rene’s ideology but also from analysis using reason, it is also acceptable (Peter, 2006).
The other aspect that I would like to argue is the fact that God is beyond our human understanding and reveals himself to whoever he chooses and wishes to do so. This is supported by some mysterious appearances in our lives or lives of others. The strange happenings support the idea of there being a Supreme power beyond our human knowledge that God is all powerful and beyond our human comprehension.
The other aspect I refer to in my argument is the idea of truth and lies. This idea can be claimed to crop from knowledge accumulated over time and relation of that knowledge to human life. It would sound rather absurd to claim that God is does not exist. This is due to the earlier claimed aspect of God that he is all present and the idea of existence of God is stronger than the counter argument (Nagasawa, 2011).
Seeking for evidence from the first cause argument, eliminating existence of God would mean that the first cause was from nowhere. This sounds absurd and false since any activity or cause must have a source. This supports the idea of a being who existed so as to be the very first cause of anything. This argument is based on human knowledge and understanding of some aspects like cause and effect.
One of the attributes associated with God is perfection. This is a relative attribute used to express the degree of the ability to perform a certain capability. From human judgment, there must be a scale of perfection. This perfection scale is not available in any system and since it exists, there must be a source of that perfection. This supports the idea of Supreme Being as the holder of perfection (Brown, 2006).
With this aspect of perfection, then what is beyond human knowledge and can’t be expressed by any mode and is evident in the world supports existence of God. This is supported by the ontological argument that God is perfection and since perfection cannot be fully understood by any form of human knowledge, then what is beyond human knowledge is a confirmation of existence of God.
The idea of morality also implies a commander who uses the moral commands of rules to make judgments. This is evidenced by our judicial systems that recognize morals rules like importance of life and enforce them. This supports that the commander is beyond any human form and understanding supporting existence of God.
Turning to a scientific source of evidence that God is in existence, a look into origin of the universe depicts that the universe resulted from a big bang in the big bang theory. The particles then scattered in all directions at extremely high speeds. From the same science, no explanation is given to explain why the universe is what it is today. If the movement still continues, then the universe would not be what it is currently. There must be a source or retarding force to make the particles stop in their motion. This force explains the existence of Supreme powers whose origin and operation could not be explained (Peter, 2006).
However, several counter arguments have been launched by some philosophers claiming that the arguments in support to existence of God were empirical and made several assumptions which would have impacted much negatively on the integrity of information passed across.
One of such arguments is a counter to the certainty that God truly exists. From the same Rene’s argument, a counter argument was formulated and claims that the idea God exists because he is what he is not sufficient enough to support his existence. The idea of relative knowledge and a certain degree of uncertainty, which is supported by the Rene’s theory, makes the perfection idea of God also questionable. Arguing from a scientific perspective, perfection is vulnerable to question thus claiming that God is perfect is also a problem of uncertainty. This argument is what most atheists use in their argument that God is to a certain level not in existence in the world (Kelvin, 2008).
Turning to some other sources of arguments in the real world situations, if God is truly in existence, then why doesn’t he avert some calamities that claim human life? This is a question raised by people mostly when a certain back occurrence takes place. This means that God’s existence is under question and if he does truly occur, then he is not perfect (Brown, 2006).
The idea of perfect God with some events occurring also makes people doubt his existence. This means that some aspects like pain and suffering tints the perfection of God since he is a loving God who should not let people suffer.
Looking at the argument presented by morality argument, morals are rules accepted by a group of people or religion. This means that what might be acceptable morals in one religion may be unacceptable in another. This means that morals are localized to a certain religion or group of people. This means that the morals can be changed by people or religion to suite their individual needs. Since God is presented as a universal Supreme Being (who makes morals which are not subject to human change) then the changes implemented by religion or people act as outright evidence that God does not exist (Kelvin, 2008).
Analysis and conclusion
All in all, I still hold on the argument and idea that God exists. This is due to the accumulated evidence of what I don’t understand yet it still happens. For example, the question of origin of life makes me fully convinced that God or a Supreme Being exists amidst us. He is the giver of life and some talents beyond scientific and philosophical proofs. Another aspect that makes me fully convinced that God is in existence and works in mysterious ways is the idea of death. So far, there is no clear definition of death. From a scientific perspective, death occurs due to some parts being impaired but this does not guarantee death in small kids or even unborn (Pascal, 2007).
Another piece of evidence in personal life that makes me convinced that God truly exists in spite of all the criticisms applied to his existence is the idea conscience. It is widely accepted that man exists as three persons in one (mind, soul and spirit). The incorporation of spirit is what defines some Supremacy in its origin which is beyond human understanding. This supports and acknowledges the idea of existence of God and if not really, a certain Supreme Being beyond human conception (Pascal, 2007).
In conclusion, I would like to reassure that God is truly in existence. This is based on personal observations and accumulated knowledge which explains that human knowledge is limited only to some scope. The rest of the scope encompasses ideas and knowledge that makes some of God’s knowledge and expertise. Lack of explanations in some instances also supports the idea of there being a supreme being beyond our human understanding.
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