Sunday, 3 July 2016


 In this article I must ask again of my readers to have their mind open to new possibilities and ideas and not to allow what they already know inhibit them from learning something new. That is the case because once more in this article, I will speak about things that are totally counter intuitive and exceed our physical sense. Therefore, they are hard to comprehend and follow. As a result, if the reader wishes to understand the logic in this article, he must be patient and willing to think outside of the closed box that explains physical reality in classical terms. With that I mean, that since the day we are born we develop a physical intuition about the world around us, which sadly is wrong, due to the fact that reality is much more complicated and it requires way more elaborate theories to be explained, that are totally counter intuitive and cannot be visualized (eg. Quantum Mechanics). When one will perform that, then he will enable himself to understand this article and its purpose, which is no else that to prove the existence of God.
 In my previous article where I argued about the presence of soul, I provided evidence about the existence of ideas. As a result, in order for someone to be able to follow this article, since ideas and soul are fundamental notions that will be extensively used here, he must read first this article, which can be found here. So, I will proceed assuming that the reader is familiar with the notion of ideas.
 First of all, one should define what God is. God is the greatest entity of all. Of course, as shown in my previous article, human have souls that are eternal and so we must assume that God has to also be a soul, the ''biggest'' soul in fact. Furthermore, as one can easily observe that ideas comes in opposite pairs. For example, hot and gold, just and unjust, good and bad. Nature is divided in two, because ideas by their nature, always have an opposite. The same goes for situations due to the fact that something either exists or it doesn't. In order to make myself clear, a situation exists, for example sleep, or it does not, meaning there is ''no sleep'' or to be awake. Therefore, ideas are binaries. Of course that does not hold true for objects, eg. you cannot have the opposite of a piece of wood. But, one may wonder, if that holds true for everything in nature?  The answer is yes because if one can think of an idea then by definition he will be able to think the opposite of that idea. Therefore, both opposites of an idea must exist (either physical or ideal) or the idea itself would collapse, for example you cannot have hot without cold. But as we saw in the previous article, ideas are real. They might not have a physical form, but they exist and can also affect the material world. Now, one should think about the idea of life. Life, let it be defined as the existence of consciousness and death as its absence. One can easily conclude then that the universe is dead, since it does not have any consciousness. Planets, suns and space are not alive neither they can think. But, as we stated previously ideas and situation comes in pairs, therefore since the whole physical universe is dead, then there must be, by definition, something that is alive and conscious! As stated in the previous article, about the existence of soul, consciousness does not actually originate from the brain, but rather from the spirit, while the brain is just the medium that allows consciousness and ideas to ''freely interact'' with the physical world. Since, obviously there is no grand physical entity at the size of the universe, then logic forces us to accept that there is a master being with a non material, spiritual form and is also the exact opposite of the physical world, meaning alive and conscious. That entity can be called God.
 Even further, Anselm of Canterbury defined God as "that than which nothing greater can be conceived". He then proceed into developing the ontological argument. It states that God exist as an idea in the human mind. But, if something exists then it must be ''greater'' than something that does not exist. Thus, by definition, if God exists as an idea in the mind but does not necessarily exist in reality, then we can imagine something that is greater than God. But, it is impossible to think of anything that is greater than God. As a result, God must exist in reality! Furthermore, one may back up this argument by saying that ideas are real. As a result, the idea of absolute ''greatness'' must also be real, even though perfection is absent in the physical world. But, again if something exists then it must be better than something that does not exist. As a result something must exist, that is the absolute ''great''. That ''something'' is called by definition God. Also, that implies again that God does not have a physical form, rather he is spirit and soul.
 Moreover, one must think about what produces ideas. Obviously, ideas are being formed by our consciousness, or better said, by our spirit and are ''materialized'' in this world via the brain. One should note that consciousness, like ideas, is not material or physical, rather it has a ''spiritual nature''. As a result, the human mind can think and create it's own ideas. For example, this article or how to solve a particular problem. Producing ideas is part of our everyday life, it is what our thinking conscious does. But producing new ideas is something mush harder to achieve than thinking about something trivial like where you should eat next. With that, I mean that one can easily utilize an already known idea, made by someone else, for example to think if an action is just or not, or to understand a scientific principle. But, constructing new ideas, eg. a theorem to explain how nature works or how to design a certain product, can be quite different from using something already known. Therefore, humans have to struggle to produce a worthwhile idea, either if it is in art (like a painting) or in science (like research). And of course there are limits to what the human mind can produce, independent of intelligence. For example as stated before, one cannot produce an idea that does not have an ''opposite pair'', due to the fact something will exist or it will not exist. Or additionally no one can thing of something that does not exist and also does not not exist. Like the old joke goes ''try to imagine a new colour''. But then, it comes to mind that justice, good, numbers etc. are also nothing more than ideas. Fundamental ideas, but ideas none the less. As a result, it is mandatory to assume that, by their nature, they had to be created also! But when and how these ideas came to be? Could humanity have created these ideas? Because these ideas are so essential that the universe itself would not work without them. Would the universe exist if they weren't already available the ideas of space, time, mathematics, or even balance? Did the first person who though if something was good or bad, discovered the idea of good or is it something deeper, that existed before even time started to tick? The answer is obvious. As a result we must assume that an entity greater than humans thought of these ideas. And in addition, since some of this ideas are fundamental for the very creation of the universe, they must have been constructed before the Big Bang. This entity is well known and it goes by the name God.
 Even further, in my article about the nature of reality, that can be found here, I state that reality is unique and we cannot have more than one thing to exist at the same time. Therefore, God must be unique in the sense that Zeus, Odin and Allah cannot all be true. As a result, all religions and spiritual organizations, since they are claiming to be bringing God's will towards humans, must say the same thing, since God, like reality, is unique. Obviously they don't, but God is an infinite being, unlimited and perfect, in the sense that he is all good, all loving, just etc. So how can humans, who are limited, finite, and not perfect, understand God and also His word? How could they preserve through various generations His word unchanged? We haven't. In another article, that can be found here, I explain how the church corrupted the preachings of Christ throughout the centuries, and why what the church teaches now is very far away from what Jesus said. That did not happen only to Christians, but also to almost every other major religion. Therefore, if one studies every religion and serious spiritual organization and manages to see beyond this human factor of corruption that varies due to the difference between eras, cultures and civilizations, he will discover they are all saying the same things, that I refer to in other articles. He will discover the same truths behind the teachings of Christ, Buddha, Plato and Gandhi! And these preachings, that are by their nature about love, kindness and forgiveness, can validate the existence of God, since it is impossible for the various eras and continents to share the same beliefs throughout history!
 In addition, the oldest argument in the book, is the one about the creation of the universe. But beyond that, what about the creation of the human souls? Since it is non possible for us to create ourselves, then we must assume that someone else did this for us. Logic forces us to think that a greater soul must have been the reason behind all of that. Note that unlike matter, ideas do not require a raw material or a feedstock to be created and so we must assume that so does the human spirit. Therefore, the whole primordial creation of spiritual beings and ideas must be traced back to one starting point. That starting point is named God.
 Finally, many arguments that are based on logic have been created in support of the existence of God. A list of them can be found here. But I think the most vital argument of all, stems from Socrates's theory of reminiscence. As one would know be reading my article about the human soul Socrates states that if for example someone sees an orange, what he might remember is that moment when he was eating an orange with his significant other. This is called recollection,which is to remember something by thinking of something entirely different, that has no obvious connection with it. For example, to remember of your significant other, because you though of the orange you were eating. Of course, in order to recollect something, it is obvious that you must already know it, and furthermore, it does not matter if the thing that caused that recollection is similar or completely different from it. Then Socrates asked how one learned the idea of equality? Since no two physical objects can be equal. A piece of wood or a rock cannot be equal to another piece of wood or a rock. They can be similar, but not equal.Two ideas can be equal, like two numbers, but physical objects can only be similar, always falling short of the idea of the perfect equality.  Differences between them will be always be found, even if one has to search to a microscopical level. Same thing goes for justice, beauty, good, and other ideas. Even though we do not see them, because they are not physical, we know about them, by seeing something else, similar to it or different. Therefore, what we are doing is recollection! But, as stated, in order for someone to be able to recollect something he must already know it! As a result, people can not actually learn these ideas, for example what is good, equal and beautiful, but they recollect them, necessarily from a time before their birth, since apparently it is impossible to learn them inside this world! Using this logic Socrates proved the existence of the human soul. But, now I may ask, how do we know about the idea of God? Obviously we don't see any omnipotent and omnipresent beings in nature, or to be honest, we don't see anything that even remotely resembles God. Therefore, in order for us to have the idea of God, we must have recollect it from a moment before our birth in this world! That means that God must not only be real, but we must also have ''seen'' Him, in order for us to be able to recollect Him! And there is at least one moment at which we must, by definition, have ''gazed'' upon Him, the moment of our creation.
  Closing this article, one should try to find happiness and hope in his life, due to the knowledge that God exist. I believe that everyone can find peace and consolation in the knowledge that there is someone who watches over him, even though sometimes it doesn't feel like it. That is the purpose of this webpage after all, to bring hope and happiness to people. But also, to lead them towards a lifestyle of love, kindness, spirituality and forgiveness; characteristics that bring humans closer to God. Because how else could we hope to reach the divine, if not by trying to become divine ourselves, through enlightenment and love? And now that we know that there is light in the end of this dark tunnel we call life, we must strife for it. All we have to do is to walk towards it, with steps of kindness and to never stop walking. God is real, just a few steps ahead, for those who go in the right direction, the direction of good.

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