creation of human kind

Partha Banerjee partha at CAPITAL.NET
Thu Dec 24 17:09:24 EST 1998


Bijoy Misra (BM) writes in response to Erik Hoogcarspel:
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>On Thu, 24 Dec 1998, Erik Hoogcarspel wrote:

>> There are very good reasons to doubt the existance of God. A few of them
>> are:
>> 1) there's no place for him in the universe
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>(BM) God is the cause of the universe.
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It's a spiritual concept, not scientific and objective.
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>> 2) there's no trace of any divine activity
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>(BM) All activities are divine.

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Emotion-laced subjective argument. Objectivity is, rapes, murders, wars,
slavery, and poverty cannot be divine (if there is any supernatural
divinity in the first place). They are all man-made.
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>> 3) the world shows it's not the result of an intelligent creator, because
>> nature is a mess.
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>(BM) The apparent mess is only a perception.
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And a realistic perception indeed.
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>> 4) The suffering in the world shows that there's no benevolent being who has
>> any influence
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>(BM) The sufferings are human frailties, stemming from ignorance.
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Another argument is that most sufferings are deliberately caused and
sustained by the socially, economically, and religiously privileged.
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>> 5) the concept of God is logically impossible
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>(BM) Logic is mathematically limited.
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Mathematical reasoning can't "prove" the existence of God. Only
spirituality and beliefs can. So, it's ironic that someone avidly using
subjectivity is now trying to bring up objective reasoning such as
mathematics.
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