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God's Existence

Does God exist, and how do we know this? These questions have been asked forever; so what is the answer? Obviously, there are two sides when it comes to answering this question. There are those who believe in God and the Heavens above, and those who do not believe in God as the Creator of all things because they maintain a more evidence-based belief or one of coincidence.

Historically, philosophers Pyrrho and Sextus believed that harmony in life revolved around the idea that life was lived according to the tangible evidence of the world around them (Mosser, 2010). Although a lot of information can be gained from appearances, all conclusions cannot be gained from appearances alone. In these situations proof is needed for belief. These two believed that a peaceful and happy spiritual existence was gained through skepticism and being ambiguous. In today's society, skepticism is used to gain intellectual clarification, not just for developing harmonious spiritual existence. However, Atheists want tangible evidence to prove the existence of God for both intellectual and spiritual clarification.

Atheists denounce God based on lack of proof. They feel that God does not exist because they cannot see him. Many atheists are strongly grounded in science. It is common knowledge that science tends to build a theory on the best possible explanation based on the current evidence presented; however, there always remains the distinct possibility that the theory will be revised or even completely debunked as further evidence is uncovered. Therefore, some people reject the idea of evolution by saying it is merely a theory. While this is true, there are many other widely accepted concepts that are solely based on theory and are not so controversial for people to believe; gravity, the atom, and so on. However, people who do not believe in God maintain that evolution is the best theory that is currently available.

Those believing in God believe in Intelligent Design, or a form of it, by acknowledging that Darwin's theory does not provide a complete explanation for everything. To them evolution leaves a lot to be desired especially when it gets broken down to the cellular level. Believers feel that cells are far too complicated to have randomly evolved into complex organisms, and that some kind of Creator had to have a hand in designing this process. This is where science has holes, because science has no way of fully explaining the questions regarding the complexity of human life. Therefore, those believing in God use intelligent design to fill the void evolution leaves concerning this complexity.

These types of justification for the complexity in systems of the universe have been explored since the times of Plato, with the most famous version explained by William Paley (Mosser, 2010). Paley argues that if we took a walk in the forest and found a rock on the path, we would guess that it got there through a natural process such as rolling



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