Sunday, January 3, 2016
Where God came from?
In an email debate between theists and atheists, SK states: ... if creator is superior than his creation, and if superior entity can come into existence without creator, why inferior (by complexity) creation needs the creator ? Why not come up with the right answer in the first instance itself ? (that is this universe does not need a creator - same as allah or bhagwan or god does not need a creator.
My Response: Theists can not prove where their God came from any more than atheists can prove how something came from nothing. There is a definite limitation to human logic and reasoning which does not permit humans to comprehend God. Hence the belief in the unseen.
Though we theists cannot explain where our God came from, yet we cannot believe that something came from nothing, on its own, and with such precision and detailed design.
Monotheists believe that there is only one deity who existed before everything, the designer and creator, and thus the only being worthy of worship and gratitude.
Polytheists (if I understand their faith correctly), include other mighty yet created beings in their pantheon of deities worthy of worship and gratitude.
Atheists refuse all worship and gratitude.
We believe that faith is something that Allah, the Deity, grants only to those who qualify on merit (who WILL to believe). As we believe that there is a purpose to this Earthly life, and that there is resurrection and accountability for all actions, thus we take both belief and action seriously.
Some verses from Chapter 36 (Surah Yasin) of the Quran:
5 It is a Revelation sent down by (Him), the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
6 In order that thou mayest admonish a people, whose fathers had received no admonition, and who therefore remain heedless (of the Signs of Allah).
7 The Word is proved true against the greater part of them: for they do not believe.
8 We have put yokes round their necks right up to their chins, so that their heads are forced up (and they cannot see).
9 And We have put a bar in front of them and a bar behind them, and further, We have covered them up; so that they cannot see.
10 The same is it to them whether thou admonish them or thou do not admonish them: they will not believe.
11 Thou canst but admonish such a one as follows the Message and fears the (Lord) Most Gracious, unseen: give such a one, therefore, good tidings, of Forgiveness and a Reward most generous.
12 Verily We shall give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before and that which they leave behind, and of all things have We taken account in a clear Book (of evidence).
48 Further, they say, "When will this promise (come to pass), if what ye say is true?"
49 They will not (have to) wait for aught but a single Blast: it will seize them while they are yet disputing among themselves!
50 No (chance) will they then have, by will, to dispose (of their affairs), nor to return to their own people!
51 The trumpet shall be sounded, when behold! from the sepulchres (men) will rush forth to their Lord!
52 They will say: "Ah! Woe unto us! Who hath raised us up from our beds of repose?"... (A voice will say:) "This is what (Allah) Most Gracious had promised. And true was the word of the messengers!"
53 It will be no more than a single Blast, when lo! they will all be brought up before Us!
54 Then, on that Day, not a soul will be wronged in the least, and ye shall but be repaid the meeds of your past Deeds.
59 "And O ye in sin! Get ye apart this Day!
60 "Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?-
61 "And that ye should worship Me, (for that) this was the Straight Way?
62 "But he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did ye not, then, understand?
63 "This is the Hell of which ye were (repeatedly) warned!
64 "Embrace ye the (fire) this Day, for that ye (persistently) rejected (Truth)."
65 That Day shall We set a seal on their mouths. But their hands will speak to us, and their feet bear witness, to all that they did.
69 We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur'an making things clear:
70 That it may give admonition to any (who are) alive, and that the charge may be proved against those who reject (Truth).
74 Yet they take (for worship) gods other than Allah, (hoping) that they might be helped!
75 They have not the power to help them: but they will be brought up (before Our Judgment-seat) as a troop (to be condemned).
76 Let not their speech, then, grieve thee. Verily We know what they hide as well as what they disclose.
77 Doth not man see that it is We Who created him from sperm? yet behold! he (stands forth) as an open adversary!
78 And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?"
79 Say, "He will give them life Who created them for the first time! for He is Well-versed in every kind of creation!-
80 "The same Who produces for you fire out of the green tree, when behold! ye kindle therewith (your own fires)!
81 "Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like thereof?" - Yea, indeed! for He is the Creator Supreme, of skill and knowledge (infinite)!
82 Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, "be", and it is!
83 So glory to Him in Whose hands is the dominion of all things: and to Him will ye be all brought back.