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[quote:17txhube]I would like to add that every person has a choice to make:
[i:17txhube]Is there a God?[/i:17txhube][/quote:17txhube]
I believe there is a God/Creator because to believe otherwise is not logical.
There are only two choices for what existed at the very beginning. There was either nothing or there was something. If there was “nothing” then we would still have nothing now, because we all know something cannot come from “nothing”. So we are left with one choice that makes sense. We had something that caused or created everything else.
Here are other proofs that are based on what St. Thomas Aquinas said:
1) Newton’s first law states, “an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.” . A book that you place on a table will not move unless some force moves it, such as your hand. In order for something to have force it has to have acceleration, which means it has to be a moving object (F=ma). What this means is nothing moves by itself but needs a moving object to move it.
Now when you look at the earth and ask what put it in motion-a scientist might say A put the earth in motion. Then you ask what moved A-the scientist answers B moved A. So again you ask what gave B movement to move A and the scientist says C and so on till you get to the end and at the end you will find the last thing, lets call it Z. The question now is who moved Z and no scientist will be able to tell you. Can Z have moved on its own? Not according to science. That would lead you to the conclusion that there had to be a first mover, which we call God.
2) There is nothing in life that causes itself. If something caused itself then it existed prior to its own existence, which is an absurdity and an impossibility. So if you take anything lets say a bean plant, and ask “what caused it ?” You will be answered that a seed caused it . Ask what caused the seed and you will be answered another bean plant from last year. If you keep going back to the very first bean plant and ask where did that plant come from and no scientist will be able to tell you. Can the first bean plant have caused itself and appeared on its own? Impossible.That would lead you to the conclusion that a first cause had caused this plant that first cause we call God.
3) Nothing without intelligence can direct itself in an intelligent manner to a good end. A basketball cannot by itself go into the hoop. A human with intelligence has to direct it to go into the hoop. If you look at creation, you will see that there is so much intelligence in unintelligent creation that it is an impossibility that everything is directing itself. For instance: how do trees know that they should grow buds in spring-the answer is length of daylight. Then you ask who told the plant that it should go by length of day? The answer is the genes (DNA). Who told the genes to be formed in such a manner as to take the length of day into account? You could stop here and say an intelligence outside the plant or if you keep going on to more causes at the end you will find no more causes except some intelligence which we call God.