Ask a person if there’s a god, if not multiple, and you are most likely to get one of the following four answers: Yes, No, Maybe, I don’t care. Having talked about them previously, I won’t go into about them. There also exists a possibility that the person would use the route of logic and science to answer the question. I do not claim to be an expert scientist or an amazing psychologist so I can be writing just rubbish here.
Welcome to the 64th post of Narrating The Dream and this time the topic of the post is the logical reasoning that people might choose for answering if there’s a god. I will be taking both the answers apart individually.
Let’s start with the one who answered ‘No’. The logic for this answer is quite easy to trace:
“Over the centuries of human existence, science has explained away the things of mystery. Be it a common phenomenon of rainbows or a (once) fantastical idea of televisions, science has decoded its secrets. Even life has been explained to be a result of the combination of a number of coincidences, the probability of occurrence of which in the specific order in which it took place can be admitted to be infinitesimally low. Then, with no effect for observing its existence, or a need of a reason to, why believe in god(s) at all?”
It’s short but quite easy to understand and undoubtedly, it raises some very important points in its defense. But let’s not look at only one side of the mirror now, shall we? So here’s the logic for the one who answers ‘Yes’ (Note that this one’s longer because it is a bit more convoluted than the one above. I’m unbiased here.)
Yes it is true that science today has explained away many of the mysteries of the lives we live and will undoubtedly, over time, decode those which still evade us. But as a diagnostician would say, explaining away the symptoms doesn’t explain the source.
In the null, the total oblivion, something brought the ‘First’ into existence. This ‘First’ could have been energy, matter or something else. I don’t know what and I would like to know it. But the point is that the ‘First’, which eventually gave rise to the universe as we know it today, sprang from the null. Is it not divine forces that caused its existence? Science theorizes that energy can neither be created nor destroyed so exactly how did it come into existence. One may logic that the null split into two halves (parallel universe anyone?) but then how did this happen?
Science explained away deja vu, the subconscious, etc. or it will if it hasn’t but how does it explain the origins of all things if not breaking down to the belief that there is a divine force, if not multiple, that has made it all possible. To make it impossible to believe in god(s), you need to explain away this event completely first.”
As notable, neither side can present a good enough logic as the one saying ‘No’ doesn’t account for everything and the one saying ‘Yes’ is speculative. I have added no personal opinion in regards to the question and would not comment on it. But, as all discussions regarding religion and god must direct to, I would stress that we all have our own reasons to choose whether to believe in god(s) or not, even if we may not be able to express ‘the Why’ behind it.
So what do you think? Did I get the logic right or do you have something to add?