One argument that people make is that our natural world, and our existence in this very universe, point towards a divine creator that brought us all to existence as of today. We live in a world that has the perfect amount of righteousness within it. If an individual thinks about it: we are in the right distance from the sun so that the temperatures are safe for us, we have the right balance of elements and organic molecules for life to proceed, for our world to have continents and oceans, we have have the perfect amount of water. The belief in God is world-wide spread, whether it is Judaism, Islam, Christianity, excetera: most people believe that God is the all-loving creator of this universe. I ask myself “Is God rational?” My answer to this leans more towards Yes, the reason being for this is that there is sufficient evidence, Science has yet not to discover this although does support the being of God. How I believe is more crucial to me than what I believe. A British Philosopher named Bertrand Russell would agree with me, during his lecture “Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)” he said “Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown, and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes.
Fear is the basis of the whole thing—fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion has gone hand-in-hand. It is because fear is at the basis of those two things. In this world we can now begin a little to understand things, and a little to master them by help of science, which has forced its way step by step against the Christian religion, against the Churches, and against the opposition of all the old precepts. Science can help us to get over this craven fear in which mankind has lived for so many generations. Science can teach us, and I think our own hearts can teach us, no longer to look round for imaginary supports, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make this world a fit place to live in, instead of the sort of place that the churches in all these centuries have made it.
” I agree with what Russell says, as he uses the word fear. We look around us and many individuals fear God and think if they do not follow the teachings of their chosen religion, they will be punished in afterlife; this has NOT been scientifically proven, and is not supported with evidence. Another philosopher that may agree to my point is, Descartes, he was a rationalist and said “a position in which reason is the primary source of all knowledge, superior to sense evidence.” In other words, he believes that only “reason” can save us from the illusions that surround this world and its people so that we may see reality clearly giving meaning to our experiences and lifetime.
Although, I may agree to some of Decartes’s theories in philosophy and believe that he does have some holes in it, I agree and like some of the things he has said. The third philosopher that may agree with my point would be another British Philosopher named John Locke, he was the first person to lay the groundwork for the movement; Locke used being blind as his example. He claims that the blind can obtain the sensation of circularity through drawing it and using their imagination, but since he can never experience color, he can’t really have any idea what it’s like. This helped him come up with the correspondence “theory of truth: his “truth test that holds that an idea/belief/thought is true if whatever it refers to actually exists.” Overall I believe, science is 100% true whether or not you believe in it, but God/Religion may not be (it is rather our hearts and tradition that teach us what God means to us), I do not ever think it will be proven by scientists in the near future.