Simple questions on God and on humankind existence.
In times of spiritual crisis we look to a God for answers. But what if the God we are looking for, will never answer to our questions?
I have to admit that I have been doubtful of God existence since...ever. My soul has being deeply scourged by trying to answer a so troublesome question of: what if, never been there a God? A God to call upon in times of life's spiritual crisis!
I must say that I'm under the catholic denomination not by choice, but by imposing it on me since my birth. In an attempt to find the right answer of if there was a God, I had to give a more introspective look inside my own spirituality. But when I did it, I came out hand emptied, or at least I was more doubtful then before.
In truth, mankind needed and still needs a God, because of its helplessness towards a world full of unseen fears and uncertainties. That's why, it needed to rely on the faith of a God. The certainty of a God's faith, or multiple Gods' faith (was better to have an abundance of them, in times of scarcity they never knew when one was needed) to comfort and help humanity to sustain itself in a world full of dangers and doubts.
Indeed mankind from its birth, to keep its spirit and body survive the harsh reality of a selvage environment, it needed to nourish them with certainties by creating a supreme being capable to give reassurances (...and possibly with the touch of some miracles).
That's why God came to be.
After all the above reflexions, I knew I had to look in different directions if I wanted some serious answers to my own doubts. And besides, back then I knew that in my personal journey toward the truth. A truth that could had easily upset not only my defined world, but humanity's world too (as already this revelation had).
Of course, only the insanity of a questioning mind could have given more realistic answers. Answers on which many well-meant (religious) people could have easily rejected.
In the end, the only answer I came up with was science.
A not so lucrative prospect for my poor soul.
Indeed science had already all the answers that I needed, but my obstinate religiosity wanted to reject. Science was definitively the only way to go, if I wanted some answers to all of my uncertainties.
In the same time I knew that by using science to dispute the existence of God, I was also beginning to dispute God's creations, in particular the mankind creation. I never truly believed that mankind was a God's creation, but I had to quiet down the spiritual part of me which was kicking back at the idea of a world without a God.
After all, I was deeply indoctrinated in God's belief and it was very hard to reject the existence of God and the God's creations. As I said, I had to easy my fears down while I was embracing heretic concepts, or else I felt that I was condemning my Godless soul to an eternal damnation.
Charles Robert Darwin and his controversial theory on men's evolution.
Charles Robert Darwin, who was this guy? He was an English naturalist who devoted his life on studies in the evolution of all the species living on earth (humans included), through a process he called, "natural selection".
With the book, "On the Origin of Species" Charles Darwin introduced the theory that all the world species evolve over the course of generations through a process named, "natural selection".
Darwin's theory implied that the mankind had followed the same process of evolution as the rest of all earth species, Which meant, that God itself had nothing to do with man's creation, but humanity had a more humble origin.
Sad, but true!
Nowadays, most of us know that the birthplace of all humanity was Africa, and its forefathers were descendants from chimpanzees. In fact, there wasn't any divine's design on the creation of humankind, but it was just a random event that fortunately (or unfortunately) created humanity. Nonetheless, the creation-evolution debate goes on to this day.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The creation-evolution controversy (also termed the creation vs. evolution debate or the origins debate) is a recurring political dispute about the origins of the Earth, humanity, life, and the universe, between those who espouse the validity and superiority of a particular religiously-based creation myth and the scientific consensus, particularly in the field of evolutionary biology, but also in the fields of geology, palaeontology, thermodynamics, nuclear physics and cosmology.
This debate is most prevalent in generally conservative regions of the United States. There is little serious debate on the subject outside the United States. It is often portrayed as part of the culture wars. While the controversy has a long history, today it is mainly over what constitutes good science, with the politics of creationism primarily focusing on the teaching of creation and evolution in public education.
The debate also focuses on issues such as the definition of science (and of what constitutes scientific research and evidence), science education (and whether the teaching of the scientific consensus view should be 'balanced' by also teaching fringe theories), free speech, separation of Church and State, and theology (particularly how different Christian denominations interpret the Book of Genesis).
Within the scientific community and academia the level of support for evolution is essentially universal, while support for biblically-literal accounts or other creationist alternatives is very small among scientists, and virtually nonexistent among those in the relevant fields.
The debate is sometimes portrayed as being between science and religion. However, as the National Academy of Sciences states:
“ Today, many religious denominations accept that biological evolution has produced the diversity of living things over billions of years of Earth’s history. Many have issued statements observing that evolution and the tenets of their faiths are compatible. Scientists and theologians have written eloquently about their awe and wonder at the history of the universe and of life on this planet, explaining that they see no conflict between their faith in God and the evidence for evolution. Religious denominations that do not accept the occurrence of evolution tend to be those that believe in strictly literal interpretations of religious texts.
And in spite of all the above, I wanted to keep an open mind at the possibility of a, "God's mystery" which spurred the all creation together with the humankind. After all, I'm a God's imperfect creation with all of his weaknesses and in needing of some comforting from the Almighty (...and hopefully to have still a reservation in heaven ). Does it make sense to you?!?