Creator-Or-Chance? What brought our Universe and Life into existence? Are we meant to be, or are we here by accident?
The Sombrero Galaxy
...."Nothing that is Something"....
GOD’s Infinite Imensity!
A sterile empty void of Nothing. Not even the potential to exist!
Symbols used by Bertrand Russel to mathematically indicate "Nothing".
Which proposed source of existence must unequivocally be accepted as the ultimate, unarguable, unchangeable Truth?
When closely scrutinized much of what we believe, even though profound, in the end will boil down to in fact being just someone’s opinion! This is to say that it is not the Truth! It just means that it is impossible to be proven as such beyond any shadow of a doubt. They are concepts that we are therefore free to accept or reject according to our own opinions and prejudices.
I believe that these eventually boils down to only three basic concepts that are unarguable, namely:
Infinity encompasses the concept of Space. As we discuss in the article on The-Big-Bang-Theory, physicists claim that Space as we know it did not even exist prior to the instant of Creation.
Without arguing that point, the fact remains that it does now exist? It is therefore perfectly legitimate to pose questions regarding the Character and especially the Boundaries of Space at this moment.
How far does Space itself extend? If we attempt to establish boundaries, however, we are immediately confronted with the question as to what then lies beyond those boundaries? And a trite proposal such as that there is then just "nothing" is certainly not satisfactory!
(The concept of “Nothing” has itself never been successfully defined - either Philosophically or Mathematically. The problem being that as soon as you label it you infering existence, and anything that exists can not be defined as Nothing!)
Dictionary definition: “Infinite - Having no boundaries or limits”.
How can you define something that is indefinable, or confine something that is by definition Infinite?
Eternity encompasses the concept of Time. Similar to Space, physicists claim that according to Relativity Theory, Time also did not exist prior to creation, and the same reasoning applies. It does however now exist, and it is therefore legitimate to ask: What are the implications?
Eternity, when viewed as unending “Time yet to come”, does not pose much of a problem because it still lies in the future and can only still be anticipated. However, what about "Time in retrospect" – going back in time? Where can you then place a beginning without wondering as to what went before?
Dictionary definition: “Eternity - Time without beginning or end”.
The Existence of our Universe:
Here at least we have something tangible! Regardless of whether it resulted from a Creator-Or-Chance, it visibly exists!. We observe it, we touch it, we are part of it. Its existence is therefore undeniable Truth!
However, when we start actually examining the nature and dynamics of the Life–And-Matter that makes up our Universe the question arises: How and why did it come into existence?
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Is the Origin of the Universe the result of Serendipity (fortuitous Chance) or was it, and is it still, a product Masterminded and Sustained by a Creator?
Unfortunately neither of these two concepts can be scientifically proven as being indisputably correct! Our convictions therefore, one way or the other, remain an individual’s own cognizant choice, determined by the paradigms of his or her individual understanding and prejudices.
When searching for the Original Primal Instigation behind concepts such as the The-Origin-Of-Matter as well as The-Origin-Of-Life, there are only two possibilities: Were they the product of a Creator-or-Chance?
It is not our intention on this page to put forward scientific arguments proving the existence of God. We are already convinced! There are many other pages on the web however that are better qualified to do so, for example: http://www.cis.org.uk/ and http://www.godandscience.org.
My major aim on this page is rather to establish that, accepting everything is the work of a Creator God, it logically establishes that similar to Infinity and Eternity He beyond comprehension.
He not only falls into the same categories of what is Indefinable, but in fact He even supersedes them! As God He must surely, although incomprehensible, even encompass and contain them as well!
Creator-Or-Chance? This remains the profound basic question forming the cornerstone of all doctrines of Religion as well as Disbelief. There, however, allways remains a question which will be further explored on other pages: Who is the Creator?
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