PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
JimGordon
 
Comments: 57
Article views: 514
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all JimGordon's badges.
 

For certain, God exists, or doesn’t

18 February 2013, 10:03

There is a 100% certainty that God exists, while simultaneously, there is a 100% certainty that God doesn’t exist.

How so? It all comes down to the origins of the universe, or the multiverse. Mathematically, our universe can come in an infinite number of designs. It just so happened that this design allowed the development of carbon as well as just the right amount of gravity to ensure the development of stable planets and stars.

This universe may have developed and imploded an infinite number of times before, and this time, it came out of the mixing pot looking like this. Or, this may be its first birth, with the infinite number of other designs occurring in other universes.

We don’t know.

What we do know is that the design of this universe, from our perspective as humans, is pretty freaky, because it has to be exactly so to have allowed us to exist at all.

And this is why the existence of God is a 100% certainty, while at the same time a 100% certainty that there is no God.

For mathematically, the design of this universe is a mathematical inevitability, albeit there may have been many other flops before we got to this point. But equally, it is hard to deny the possibility that the mathematical inevitability is in itself a random event.

So both answers are possible.

But who can deny sitting at the ocean’s edge, and at that instant when day turns to dusk, wondering at the majesty of it all, and whether, we really are alone and whether this life is all a matter of chance.

I for one would be very sad to believe that our existence is nothing more than a random draw of the cards. But I don’t know.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
57 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Heiné de Waal
Preaching does not help!

If you want to convert people to your opinion, chances are good you will tell them what is wrong or right. Read more...

31 comments 463 views
Growth and Teenagers

An adolescent is a stage where by teenagers become irresponsible and do not listen to their parents. Read more...

1 comments 301 views
Submitted by
Winston Jackson
The Oscar judgment

Forget about the few enlightened informed who always think they know better. You just have to do a survey if you want to prove a point about South Africa's justice system. Read more...

2 comments 504 views
Submitted by
Bheki Dlamini
Skills development versus off-the...

I have been away from this platform for a while now and the recent stats on the country’s youth skills prompted this post. Read more...

11 comments 656 views
Submitted by
hzcummi
The Truth of Genesis: Another App...

Over 4 billion years ago, Yehovah created the Sun, the Moon, other planets, and other solar systems and galaxies.  Read more...

63 comments 1077 views
Submitted by
Lee Grandmaison
Clearing up some misconceptions a...

In debates about GMOs, many people bring up the Farmer Assurance Provision and seem to misunderstand the nature of the act and its effects on lawsuits against biotech companies such as Monsanto.  Read more...

7 comments 283 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.