posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 10:47 AM
What brings me to believe we cannot exist is because things happen for a reason. Since things happen for a reason, we must have been created by a
creator such as God or (if the atheists are right) then some random process. I'm specifically talking about causality, the idea that things happen
for a reason. If all things must happen for a reason, then surely the universe must have been created by a creative force in order for it to exist.
But the idea that things happen for a reason gets problematic. That creative force that created the universe, must in turn have been created by
another creative force, and so on. That brings up a problem. In order for us to exist, infinity NUMBER of things must have happened before our
existence in order to cause our existence. Yet, that many things simply can never happen because in order to arrive at a certain point such as
today's universe, you must have gotten through all the previous causes of its existence, but if there are infinity number of causes to get through,
then you can never actually arrive at any given point.
Therefore, under ordinary reasoning ("things happen for a reason"), we cannot exist. Ordinary reasoning must be wrong. Things must happen for
absolutely no reason because as I've described you have to have a starting point or can never get to the current point. God can exist for absolutely
no reason, and perhaps then too a Godless universe can exist for absolutely no reason. Either way, reasoning itself is clearly flawed. Things may
happen "just because" and perhaps things can stop happening "just because".
If things can happen "just because", then there are no laws of physics, just trends. At any given time we can just poof out of existence "just
because". At any given time in a universe under God, God himself can just poof out of existence "just because" as proven by our very existence,
which requires at least something to be created for no reason at all. If God or our universe happened "just because" then God or our universe can
stop happening "just because". On the plus side, all things are possible.