If Almighty God existed…

Wouldn’t it be great if God really existed?

If there in fact existed an almighty, supreme being that had created the entire universe and was one that we could actually communicate with, it would be beyond awesome!

I know that most (but not all) religions claim there is such a being, and there are lots of folks who claim that God talks you them, but I don’t believe their stories. Here’s why.

Had I the ability to communicate with such a supreme being, I would probably express my awe — I mean, this Being (or whatever) created the ENTIRE FRIGGING UNIVERSE and our lovely planet! It is beyond awesome (as I said before)!!!

Knowing a few of the big questions that science has so far not figured out how to answer (and may never be able to answer), I would have a few of my own.

My first one would probably be “How did you do it? How did you bring forth the entire universe from nothing — or is our understanding of the Big Bang all wrong?”

If I could, I might continue like this:

“As You probably know, astronomical measurements seem to show that the universe is about 14 or 15 billion years old, and that the universe is expanding at an accelerating speed? Did we get that right?

“Anomalies indicate that either Newtonian mechanics need modifying, or else most of the visible universe is made of some dark matter. Which is it?

“And what about dark energy — is that real?

“Was Einstein right?

“When and how did humans develop the power of speech?

“Do we really need to worry about anthropogenic global warming, or not?”

Unfortunately for every single religion I’ve ever come across, none of their gods ever seem to volunteer any answers to these big questions.

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  1. Truly human existential questions from a human math teacher! Love it!

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  2. Why would you think you are entitled to such answers? I can’t even understand much of what we have figured out through science! How could I possibly expect to understand the mind of God? I don’t know if there is a God, but the Big Bang does not exclude that possibility.

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  3. All humans are allegedly made in the image of God.

    God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Gen 1:26-27)

    If we apply science to translate that instead of guessing, then we might have been created through a genetic experiment and some of God’s DNA exists in all of us so technically, God is in all of us even if God isn’t around and paying attention.

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    • There are two creation stories in Genesis and they have many inconsistencies. To the point, though, I see these as man’s attempt to explain creation. These stories were probably passed down orally before they were ever recorded. I look at them as beautiful metaphors attempting to explain the absolute wonder of creation. We have a lot more tools today to describe it that only enhance our understanding but do not take away from the sense of awe inspired by all attempts to imagine the making of the universe.

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      • There are THOUSANDS of different religious creation stories, all disagreeing with each other. And none of them are based on any facts. Especially not the Judaio-Christian-Moslem version.

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      • What has that got to do with anything? If you are looking for facts about creation in ancient religious writings then you are sure to be disappointed. The stories are man’s attempt to make sense of the incomprehensible, perhaps with a few universal truths scattered around. While at some point in history, those stories may have been believed (and are still taken literally by some), organized religion has evolved as science has evolved. You must not be much of a fan of fiction because there are no facts. I would challenge you to say that, therefore, fiction has nothing to say of lasting value.

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  4. Every single religion that I’m aware of attempts to explain where we come from. Their explanations all disagree, and they all pretend that someone or something was there at the creation, writing it all down — which is a laughable lie.

    Science does not claim a priori knowledge, but tries to figure out the various clues that have been left behind by whoever or whatever started the universe. Science still has lots of questions that have no answers yet, and also has the right to change its mind about previous explanations. Religions don’t do any of that stuff.

    One of the most amazing things about the universe is that we have found amazing consistencies, clear across the universe. But WHY is it that there is so much regular matter and very little antimatter? Why is the various physical and astronomical constants the way they are? We have no idea.

    If someone with some good sense had a direct line to the Creator, he/she would have asked questions like that, and maybe gotten some answers. The fact that all the people who claim they can talk with god never have anything to say about ANY of this shows me that they are all full of shit.

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    • For me, the incredible beauty of creation that we continue to explore speaks of some grand design. If there is an entity that can be called creator, I can’t think of any reason why s/he would feel there was any advantage to sharing the grand plan with me. Maybe s/he is waiting for the next iteration in evolution, and we are just a brief interlude in a much grander plan.

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      • If there was some sort of a creator, then it seems to have stopped doing anyuthing special after the Big Bang…

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      • So the last thing you have found awe inspiring was the Big Bang?! The fact that we are here today is so incredibly improbable that reason would call us a hoax.

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