The existence of the creator

2016-08-31 06:00

THE letter of Daleep San in the Fever, 24 August refers.

Daleep affirms that the three linked faiths cannot conclusively prove that a creator actually exists.

Like countless others before, many have questions we would not dare ask. We look at the miracle of life all round us, ignoring what we see, discarding a previous opportunity, the opportunity to discover the truth. But in order to find the answer, we must first ask the question. Who is the Almighty Creator? Who are we? What is the purpose of our lives? Where do we go to from here?

The answers to these questions will not only determine the way we think, but also our actions, our attitudes towards those around us and the circumstances that prevail.

We also say that the Almighty does indeed exist. The chief among our proofs is the law of causation, which stipulates that every artifact, creature or existent must have been brought into being by a creator or efficient cause.

A piece of fabric points to the weaver, a painting to the painter. an engraving to the engraver. The universe, according to this logic, is the most cogent proof of an all powerful creator who created it.

Granted that we believe in this creator, aren’t we then entitled, according to the same logic, to ask who created the creator? Doesn’t our own reasoning and in keeping with the same law of causation lead us to this question?

The conclusion then is clear. The universe and all that is in it owes its existence to a creator or maker outside itself, You, as a human being, as part of the universe, owe your existence to such a creator. To say as many do, that human beings came from or evolved from other creatures or that they originate from water, or that there was a big bang and everything just happened to fall into place, really answers the question about the origin of the universe and all that is in it, including human beings.

We can therefore conclude that any set of beliefs that denies or does not accept the existence of a creator of the universe is false. Man’s mental and physical limitations make him no match with the creator, no matter how knowledgeable and powerful man may think himself to be. yet we still meet some unfortunate to be qualified to argue with the Almighty creator over his intent and knowledge, and the way he has prescribed for mankind.

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