Friday, March 13, 2009
[Occam’s Razor – the simplest answer is the best]
So many facts about the world around us are unexplainable without a belief in God.
How did the universe begin? We know that every physical process is caused by some other earlier process, so how did it all begin?
Why do the laws of nature appear to be fine-tuned to make it possible for life to exist?
We know that a machine always has a designer, so which designer created life?
What natural process causes human consciousness and free will?
What natural process can account for near death experiences?
Why do people have a need for religion and spirituality? Atheists are often unhappy and suffer from dangerous addictions. Atheistic societies are always failures with declining populations if not full blown genocides.
What natural process could have convinced the Jewish people that their ancestors saw the miracles of the Exodus and heard God speak from Mount Sinai?
Why is the Torah so different from other ancient literature? The Iliad for example is a pointless book preoccupied with brutality, greed, lust and “gods” who are roughly equivalent to modern cartoon superheroes. The Torah, in contrast, teaches the oneness of God, the love of God and the love of neighbors.
The simplest answer is: God did it.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 11:26 AM