GOD IS NOT DEAD!
I wish to address the challenge that Nietzsche put forth when he stated that “God is dead”.
To say that God is dead presupposes belief in a creator who created from nothing, but then stopped creating/caring for his creation, or simply is unwilling or unable to continue for a number of reasons, one of which is death. This is merely another version of “the clockmaker creating and then leaving his creation to run on its own” theory. Usually, the claim is made that God doesn't care for His creation. The evidence presented is the classic and apparent “contradiction” between the idea of an all-good-God and the existence of evil and suffering or the “Problem of evil”. But that is something to cover in another post.
EDUCATION IN THE TRUTH:
Education in the truth is freeing people to believe in God, rather than freeing them from belief in God.
- The laws of the conservation of mass and conservation of energy say that in an isolated system, mass/energy cannot be created or destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_mass
- Cosmological redshift indicates that the universe is expanding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshift#Expansion_of_space
If 1 & 2 are true, then, where is all this mass and energy coming from that is causing the universe to expand at 3 x 10 to the 8th power meters per second?
EXPOSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE LIVINGROOM:
By definition the universe is an isolated system. (But the scientific community doesn't want to talk about it.) In theory, it should be constant in its mass and energy over time. But it is expanding. That means that its mass and energy are increasing. Since matter cannot create itself, that means that creation isn't finished. Therefore, God can't be dead because He is still creating.
WHY THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT:
God's chosen people, throughout Salvation History, were always struggling with their addiction to false gods. Atheism demands faith from its adherents, and is it no less idolatry than worshipping bulls, or gold and silver images. Atheism is failing to meet people's needs for the truth and is showing itself to be impotent, and people will start looking for truth elsewhere. Some will turn to truth and others will cling to the only things they know even if they realize that it's not true, just as it was when Jesus walked on the face of the earth.
I'm not a scientist or a philosopher, but in the light of this evidence I am worried and having serious doubts about the viability of atheism's existence. Do you think that this qualifies as existential angst? :) :D
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