Evidence for the Existence of God

1. The best evidences for the existence of God come from human nature and what we see around us:

2. Everything we see around us states that intelligent life comes from intelligent life:

A. No-one has ever seen intelligent life come from non-intelligent matter. It always comes from other intelligent life.

B. Therefore based simply on what we have seen, the first intelligent life on Earth must have come from intelligent life elsewhere. (God)

3. Anthropologists tell us that every society that they have uncovered have a full fledged belief in, and worship of, God:

A. One would think that if atheistic evolution were true there would be nothing inherent in man that would cause him to believe in and worship a god.

B. One would then think that we should find many early societies with no belief in God, and then maybe a slow gradual evolution of belief and worship in later societies.

C. One could very easily postulate that that since it would not be natural for man to believe in God that only a few would.

D. One certainly would not suspect that virtually all people and all societies would express a belief in some sort of god if there were nothing naturally in man to cause him to do so.

E. It makes much more sense that there is a God, and so man finds it natural to believe in and worship him.

4. Some would say that when primitive man saw phenomenon such as eclipses, meteor showers, lightning, earthquakes etc. that his first instinct was to declare a God in order to explain it. They say that this would have been the simplest explanation for him to give:

A. If man had no inherent understanding of God why would it have been the easiest explanation to make up a being compete with personal characteristics and ways of his being worshipped and appeased.

B. It seems to me that it would have been much simpler for primitive man to declare his ignorance of such phenomenon, chalk it up to some sort of natural forces, and in the case of lightning run into his cave for cover.

C. If it was primitive man’s first instinct to declare a God when he saw things he didn’t understand, then it seems as if that would be evidence of his inherent understanding of God, and therefore evidence for a god’s existence.

5. All people posses what I would call objective morals. These are actions which they believe to be wrong for everybody not just themselves:

A. We may disagree as to what these morals should be, but we all have them.

B. If there is no God objective morality is philosophically impossible.

C. If there is no God then man is the highest authority on the planet, and no individual has the authority to tell another individual that his morals are wrong.

D. A group of people who all agree can bind together and force their morality on others, but they cannot show that their morals are necessarily better than those they are forcing them upon.

E. Only a god who is the creator, omniscient, perfectly good, and perfect love would have the right and the moral authority to impose his morality on all of us.

F. The very existence of objective morality in man is evidence for the existence of God.

6. All people believe and/or act as if there is purpose and meaning for their life:

A. There is no purpose or meaning to life if there is no God.

B. If there is no God then we are an accident in the universe, and someday we shall cease to exist.

C. We did not come into existence through a meaningful act so our lives have no inherent meaning.

D. Only an intelligent being can ascribe meaning to something. If our origin was non-intelligent matter then our existence can have no ultimate meaning.

E. Why do we feel the need to ascribe meaning to our lives if our origin is meaningless? Why aren’t we content with a meaningless existence?

F. The only reasonable answer is that our existence has meaning, and it can only have meaning if we have an intelligent being as our origin who gives us meaning.