By Niresia Jacintah – a commentator on religious issues
For ages, a lot has been said about the existence of God. Both the supporters and the oppositionists of the topic have been engaging with the questions of God’s existence for several decades, most probably centuries. The question about the existence of God seems to whip up a range of emotions. The topic of God’s existence brings about a range of emotive issues from different personalities. However, despite the many claims and attempts by the atheists to project the non-existence of God, there are various ways to negate such thinking, even using philosophical means. However, it is for the betterment of everyone that this debate is discussed within the tenets of religion as well as with rational explanations. All in all, the existence of God can be showcased in a wide range of situations, occurrences, perspectives, operations as well as outcomes. Within the contextual framework of religion, these approaches can be seen in the lenses of explaining the existence of the Deity. For this reason, and with the interests of philosophy at play, there is a need to come up with logical discussions with regards to the existence of the Supernatural Being. The existence of the Deity can be espoused by the universe itself. As a complex set of works, the universe highlights an even greater force behind its creation. Based on this fact, it can be argued that nothing arises from nothing. Comparatively, something thrives or even shapes when an external force exerts its effects on it. Within the scope of demonstration, the time that transcends the universe showcases a process without a beginning or an end. Such an explanation offers credence to the fact that the existence of the Supreme Being demonstrates an occurrence that transcends over time.
There must have been a greater, if not external, force that compelled the universe to shape and exists in the way it does. This approach relates to the cosmologic argument or indeed the first-cause approach of reasoning. The underlying explanation of such an occurrence hinges on the reality that each and every situation has its own causes. Basically, these approaches inform the situation that the universe never founded itself. It then follows that a more potent and greater force was behind the creation of the entire society. Based on the fact that an infinite mode of explanation cannot be utilized to bring into light the discussion of God’s existence, an unconditional force must have been in the works. In addition to this point, there exists another side of the cosmological approach but based on the tenets of contingency. In this case, the view of God’s existence espouses that there must be something as opposed to nothing at all. The view puts more emphasis on the existence of a necessary being. Basically, this situation can be used to herald that there cannot be a fact that is not authentic. Likewise, and within the confines of explaining God’s existence, there can be no statement that is authentic without adequate validation. The underlying thinking serves as the basis for showcasing that the universe would not have existed by its own. Intrinsically, it shows that the planet and the humanity cannot exist uncaused. Essentially, the occurrence deals a huge blow on the thinking that God does not exist.
The underlying concepts brought about by the moral approach can be conceptualized within the context of ethical laws. In reality, by using the moral laws, we only tend to be agents of the natural forces that seek the best out of us. Moral laws can be shown within the prism of commands that direct us on what to do and what not to follow. In this regard, it should be noted that such commands could not exist without the existence of the one who issues them. In other words, these moral laws did not assume the role of shaping our actions without the involvement of a superior Being. In essence, we can ask ourselves about that greater force that came up with the moral laws whose aim is to guide our actions and activities. The authoritative nature of the moral laws connotes a power behind the formation and usage of these laws. As humanity, we follow and subscribe to the utilization of the moral laws without hesitation. In reality, we mostly do not question the validity of these moral laws, thereby following and abiding by them with detail. As a result, these moral laws instigate an authoritative aspect of our lives, lording over our personal desires. The moral laws have a significant level of authority over whatever we subscribe to as humans. In short, the moral laws reign supreme over each and every process and activity that the humanity undertakes. The moral laws also shape the societal setting with regards to the expected and desired behaviors, thereby transcending the human authority. By having an effect or rather an overall influence on the behavior of the humans, the moral laws become a commanding aspect that fosters an authoritative occurrence with regards to the operations of humanity. As a result, the existence of these moral laws as well as its significant influence over humanity can only lead to the demonstration and illustration that a superior Being exists.