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God and Science

I don’t need science telling me whether God exists or not. Allowing science to do this is like the blind leading the blind. Don’t forget. Scientists are human beings, too, just like the rest of us: Born to make mistakes. Born to make errors in judgment. Born to be as imperfect as the rest of us. Bottom line, scientists are imperfect, and that makes their conclusions and findings imperfect as well.

I don’t need science to prove to me whether or not God exists. Come on, I have a brain, you have a brain, we can think for ourselves. We can decide for ourselves. We can investigate and research the matter for ourselves. I’m not going to let science tell me, “Based on our scientific findings we have concluded that this thing people call God does not exist. You should accept our conclusions because, well, we’re scientists, and we know better than you.”

Yeah, uh, okay.

I don’t think so. I’m not going to let science decide for me whether God exists or not. But, for the sake of argument, let us suppose that God doesn’t exist. Let us suppose that everything in the universe came into being randomly from out of the chaos and turmoil of the endless, dark space which permeates the universe. You’re going to tell me that such intelligence as possessed by the human race unfolded out of that chaos?

Please, I have a problem believing that any form of intelligence can even emerge from chaos! Much less believe that we emerged from such chaos. Now, for those of you who believe in aliens, I have a question for you. Do you believe that alien life more intelligent than the human race could have emerged from a chaotic Universe? I don’t. It’s hard enough to believe that even our race could’ve emerged from a chaotic universe, much less more intelligent civilizations.

It’s no secret that many people do not believe God. And I don’t blame them. You know why? Because just like I don’t trust the conclusions of science, neither do I trust the conclusions of religion. That’s right. The concept of God, as we know it today, had its beginnings in religion. Our understanding of God, and what God means, and what God represents to the human race today-all came from the ancient beginnings of religion!

Now, you tell me. If we are to accept this concept of God as decided by religion, which by the way in case you forgot (or didn’t realize) religion was and always has been comprised of human beings, is this not the same as accepting the conclusions of the scientific community (which also is comprised of human beings) that God does not exist? Ah-huh. Now we’re onto something here. Aren’t we?

So we can accept what religion tells us about God, even though religion itself was and still is comprised of imperfect human beings, who are just as imperfect as the rest of us. But, we would have a problem accepting a scientific conclusion that God does not exist. Houston, we’ve got a problem with this dichotomy.

Come on people. It’s obvious that believing in a god created by religion is similar to believing science were it to conclude that God doesn’t exist. The point I’m trying to make here is that both religion and science can be wrong.

What if God is nothing like what religion has led us to believe? What if God is so incredibly different from what we are told by religion, could we then, would we then accept the notion that God really exists? Because I’ll tell you, I believe that God-the real God that created the universe-is incredibly different from the one that religion created. In essence, what religion did, was put God in a box, that’s all it did. It limited God and told us that God is this and that, and that’s final, accept it, because we said it. What religion should’ve done, however, was to simply get out of the way and allow each human being to discover God for his or herself.

I don’t need science to prove to me that God exists. I know that God exists. I believe that God exists. I accept that God exists. I don’t care if science agrees with me on this or not. I don’t even care if religion agrees with me on this or not. I dare to step out of the proverbial box and stand on my own against both science and religion. I rely on my God-given ability to think, to rationalize, to use the intelligence God gave me, to arrive at the truth. What I don’t believe in is in the god created and passed down by religion.

I will allow neither science nor religion to tell me what I should or should not believe in. These are decisions that I should make on my own. After all, I have the power to do this, because God equipped me with free will. And God did the same for you.

The choice is yours. It is not the choice of science or religion.