The Existence of God
For many centuries the mysteries of our world and the cosmos have plagued mankind. Why the stars illuminate the night and where the sun disappeared to everyday has caused our ancestors to create myths to answer these perplexing questions. The existence of God as many Christians worship him today in America is just that- a myth; a construct of our superstitious past that is no longer relevant in the modern world; there is little to no evidence to substantiate the claims made by people of faith nor do they allow for any scrutiny of their claims, seeing secular analysis as a lack of understanding of God’s plan.
In religion and for people of faith, there are claims made that cannot be proven by any measures, such as earth only being six thousand years old and that man walked with dinosaurs. Scientists have, however, expressed through their means that the earth came into being some 4.5 billion years ago as a result of gravity and the violent collisions of the cosmos. In the United States, debates still rage over evolution versus creationism and whether one should be taught in schools over the other. Looking to the Bible, in the book of Genesis, gives the faithful credence in their claims of creationism. However, Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution has been confirmed through the fossil record, with new findings coming to light every day. The famous Sherlock Holmes quote, “if you take away the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the solution” would seem to apply in that it seems more probable that scientists have an explanation through proofs and experiments that seems more likely than some omnipotent being blinking all of creation into existence. In this case, though, a critical mind would have to explore the possibilities and not just belittle people of faith, which is where analytical criticisms come into play.
The faithful constantly make claims that cannot be verified, as described, yet they will accept no analytical criticisms from outside sources, claiming that atheists or people who would question the word of God and are unable to understand the plan that He has for all of us; that by examining the claims of faith would nullify that very same faith. One would think that...