In the last article, we wrote about the overall importance of determining our place within our surroundings’ scope. Trying to find meaning to everything that exists and how we all fit in it. We look at the four main points, which include
1. Creation – Where we originated?
2. Purpose – What is the purpose of our creation?
3. Meaning – What does it mean, and how do we fit within the scope of all creation
4. Destiny – What happens when it all ends?
These questions plague us, and unless we examine each premise and look at all the arguments for and against it, we will end up more confused and disillusioned with the question we desired, left unanswered. The human condition in itself is the leading cause of confusion. It desires to maintain an autonomous existence and always look for a reason to contradict any chance of existence outside our influence and control. To allow any submission to that existence gives us the inferiority complex of being dominated. This rebellious condition of accepting such an idea has to lead to a myriad of arguments to disprove the existence of divine transcendent authority.
Some Philosophers and theologians, for centuries, have argued the interpretation of old transcripts to show that information derived from documents are ultimately human-made with the motive of subjugating humanity under authoritative control of group, societies, governments, and leaders. The ultimate passion that has evolved from human-made religious beliefs has stirred humankind to atrocities against fellow man. It is a conclusive fact that the unscrupulous man has stirred these religious passions and fervor of his fellow man to cause such heinous acts in history, and it continues today. History has shown how people have concocted religious beliefs for their purpose and selfish desires without any accountability to the consequences. The insatiable human desire for power, control, and idol worship is the inherent condition of man. We cannot deny that every world view, through history, has been guilty of this misplaced humanistic conduct. The insatiable thirst for dominance over his fellow man is but the fundamental fault of humanity itself. However, let us take a step back and examine the world views today; we begin to realize that most have the same basic principles and doctrines that attract followers. At the same time, we must understand that this similarity must have a point of origin among these significant world views. There has to be a source on which are based on these views. The source itself is unquestionable, and the innocence of one world view has manipulated to create various world views. We will not dwell on that topic just yet, but let us look at what thinking man has derived in their battle to discredit world views and beliefs.
Apart from Nihilistic, Atheistic, Agnostic, Naturalist, some Philosophical and Theological thinkers, the most massive opponent to divine existence has been the science community. No doubt their contributions to humanity have been tremendous and beneficial and can never be discredited. However, when their focus takes a direct approach in disproving religious belief and discrediting divine existence, the vigor upon which precedes it leaves many dumbfounded. Suppose we consider that much of the world views concerning creation itself have fallen within a narrow scope. The reality conducts proponents to world views to wait for any scientific arguments to disprove. Unfortunately, the reality today is that science has not been able to disprove the Creation story conclusively. They subsequently diminish their arguments to theories, concepts, mathematical and quantum physic arguments to propose the creation story’s answer. At the same time, devout believers sit back and wait for the science community’s conclusions. Because science has proven without any doubt that the known and unknown universe originated from a single point in time and space from nothing. Nothing represented an absolute without any physical or any other state within the scientific assumptions that could or would have initiated creation. Even to assume one particle within any diminished sub-atomic existence cannot in any logical explanation preceded creation.
When creation itself cannot explain, then the rest of the explanations become foundation-less, incomprehensible, and unacceptable. The complexity of life itself leave scientist perplexed to provide acceptable answers to it. When we look at the most basic human condition and the complexity of understanding it, the answers become more absurd. The simple act of picking up a hot iron with our bare hands will initiate a millisecond to respond. It makes that simple action entails a complex table of reactions within the human body. Science itself explains why the item is hot with the stimulus atomic particles, which then transferred to the tip of our hand and then in complex chronological progress travels, stimulating every cell, a cell made up of millions upon millions of bits of information, reacts to the stimulus and is passed along one after another until it reaches our brain. The brain itself would entail billions of reactions, which causes our nervous system to react in reverse order. The reverse transfer of information then entails the same amount of information transfers, causing our muscles to react in the correct region. The muscle reaction, caused by millions of various information, transfers to specific regions of our hands and not our feet or any other body part. Which ultimately makes us remove our hand.
Wow.To write out that one specific example has taken much of this paragraph. However, not finished yet because our eyes react with tears without pain when we pull our hands. The flood of emotions of anger, pain, despair, concern, revenge, etc., happens within that millisecond. Science can explain all that. However, explain why it happens? To provide answers to understand that process must also entail a why. We know-how, but can science explain why. Why does the human body react so that it entails a physical but physiological emotion, plus many other humanistic attributes to react. Why is it that the human body has that inherent condition of self-preservation and survival? That makes us uniquely different from the rest of creation. What makes us so unique. People try to dissect explanations to all existence, and science tries to disprove divine cause. Explain why we ultimately react, and that reaction in itself involves humanistic emotional counter-reactions based on a metaphysical premise. It is within the metaphysical aspect that science contradicts any explanation about divine intervention.
When we look at the overall makeup of the human physical structure, it calls for a tremendous amount of evidence, which science has proven. The extraordinary context of all this evidence is that it proves that for man to exist today within this realm calls for conscious thinking in a manner of self-preservation and survival. The evolutionary doctrine proposes that man from a single-celled organism has evolved over millions of years to evolve to a conscious state and has made leaps and bounds over the last 5000 years to the present day, having evolved to the point whereby it pursues an existence of self extermination from the global picture by the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Humanity is exterminating itself from its realm. There will be arguments to the contrary, which would justify the current state of technology, which would benefit humanity. However, which portion of humanity would it benefit. The forest-dwelling tribes, or desert nomads, or people of the snow-covered tundras. Alternatively, maybe just the elect few who can afford it. In the same manner, technology today has pushed aside the sick and suffering because they cannot afford its cost—this foundation where all moral standards have en discarded. The self-desire exists without any consideration for our fellow man. In the same manner, man reacts to a hot iron and reacting in such a manner also dictates its selfish nature to disregard his fellow man in their existence in the global picture.
The same moral foundation that science champions. It is incredible when science champions the eager, desperate, selfish desires of the evils of the world. It is unfortunate when science disregards a transcendent point of reference, which champions the one moral foundation that gives purpose, meaning, and destiny for humanity. The intrinsic value of every human being in the global scope is part of a complete matrix that represents the core of what makes us human and what it is to be human.
The convoluted manner by which science has entwined itself in explanations does not answer the one question that would challenge any divine presence related to creation itself. Whereas believing in the opponent to science’s argument defines humanity’s origins and its meaning, purpose, and ultimately destiny; would equal comprehension, understanding, knowledge, peace, and a sound and strong moral foundation. To disregard sciences opponents allows proponents to dwell within a self-righteous, autonomous existence that disregards submission to any authority out of its control. Instead, humanity would disregard moral values and submit to another man’s authority rather than accept the existence of a divine entity. Allows them the superiority and fear to control through torture, pain, and suffering. Then we wonder with great passion and dismay about the Pain and Suffering endured by humanity today. It is a bizarre twist of fate that these ultimately caused by man in its pursuit of becoming God.
These same conditions looked at a macro level can be focused down to the micro-level when the individual himself is facing these questions daily. We conclude that we have no value and have no purpose. We put aside any moral values and subsequently lead lives of immorality and being unaccountable. We fool ourselves into believing that we can do whatever we want to avoid persecution and accountability. This micro-level platform, where each of us dwells, is the platform that has the accumulated results of not just one man but communities, societies, cities, states, countries, nations, and ultimately the world itself. Though science pursues its goals of proclaiming the absence of any divine creator which created us for a purpose with a moral foundation that will ultimately be our judge, we disregard the masses that look for leadership and a path to pursue. When science conveniently eliminates under its authority and without proof any existence outside its comfort zone, it ultimately provides an excuse for the masses to follow suit. Suppose we look at the alternative, where science, hand in hand, proves the physical evidence of human existence and concurs with the existence of a realm where a ‘creator’ with ‘purpose’ is the cause of creation, and everything within it, is built on a moral foundation with a divine point of reference. Imagine the kind of world we would live in today. All men created equal and intrinsic value. Wouldn’t it be the Eden we had lost?