“What if God exists?”
It is a fair question – but who can answer it? Many Christians will be quick to point out that the existence of God equal endless torture to all us non-believers.
Me however, I beg to differ…
Let us pretend that God does exist
If God exists, new questions arise, like:
Which religion is the right one?
How do we worship God correctly?
Do we need to worship at all?
Even with God proven as an entity, nobody can answer the above questions since all religious nutheads will claim that their religion is the right one – Basically it means that we are none the wiser...
So let’s look at God a different way.
We know that God is a creator. God designed everything. So perhaps we should ask; why did God create everything?
I mean; the universe is mindbogglingly big, and surely God made the universe for a reason. Nature itself is full of wonders and beautiful details. We also know that by discovering the world’s hidden secrets humankind has evolved.
Think about it – had we not explored nature, humans would never have started farming. We would never have discovered medicine or learned how to make pottery. We would never have invented the wheel or learned how to make fire. We would never have learned to make ink or parchment, which means that no one could write the Bible, Quran, Lord of the Rings, and so on.
Therefore, it is safe to say that God wants us to learn about the cosmos. God encourages us to discover the secrets of nature – God wants us to do science!
And isn’t this a great way to pay homage to God?
God has created a world filled with hidden beauty. Unlike any creature on earth, we have the gift to be able to explore and discover. Isn’t it an insult to God if we ignore these great abilities?
It does not make sense that God wants us to shun the world he created for us. It does not make any sense that we should follow doctrine or old fairytales when nature has so much more to offer. It doesn’t make sense that an omnipotent being would want us to waste time on worship.
Think of God as a creator or an artist. How do you praise an artist?
Unless he’s wearing really nice shoes, you praise his work, right? You learn about the artist’s work. You ask about it and seek answers to the things that amaze you.
I’m not a religious person, but I’m awestruck by nature’s beauty and power. I’m not a scientist, but I appreciate the understanding I do possess. I explore nature through photography; and I see how awesome this world is.
I refuse to believe that God has deemed any holy book more important than the world. By discovering how the world works, scientists have worked wonders way beyond the miracles done by Jesus.
Why should I fear hell when I love God’s creation? Why should tremble, when all I desire is to make this world just a little better?
I appreciate the greatest gift God has given me. I live a fuller and better life because of it. Why should I go to hell for that? – I’m simply following the best leads God has given me.
So if there is a creator up there, watching every little thing I do. I feel that I’m in pretty good shape.