Why Does The Universe Exist

I think that the more information we have access to the more we think we are entitled to. Because we can answer instantly so many questions we think we can answer any question.

The biggest one of all is about the universe. Technology has convinced us its there. We expect to know why.

The best answer to the question of why the universe exists is we do not know.

Religion tells us that since there is not an answer in science the answer must be in religion. That is a default position and a cop-out. If we say there is a god, then where the god came from? That is often followed by the answers the god came from himself or there was a need for a god so one showed up. Any thread of arguments about religion concludes that the god is just there. Any thread of scientific reasoning concludes the universe is just there.

The difference is we can see the universe, it is there. We cannot see see the god.

A related question is this: Why is there something rather than nothing?

A religious answer is that there needs to be something. The god is needed to be certain there is something. Yet, we cannot be certain there is either a need for something nor a god to be certain it is there. There is a small army of people paid to discuss these issues.

The universe is there. Let’s leave it at that and move on.

24 Responses

  1. Jinx II

    The universe exists because of numerous scientific processes and nothing else, faith is nothing but believing because you have been brainwashed since birth. I don’t care how many believe in their religion, I don’t and won’t until valid evidence exists that proves or disproves the existence of any god.

    1. Henry

      “The universe exists because of numerous scientific processes and nothing else” The conservation of mass/energy is a scientific principle that defies the very beginning of our scientific processes. In short, where did it all come from? Science fails us in that. In the “closed system” of our universe the enthalpy/total energy/mass came from where?

      1. Henry 8:52 In short, where did it all come from? Science fails us in that.

        I would edit that to say “science and religion fail us in that.” As both race through time, perhaps one or the other will make it clear. Religion seems like a dead end. Science might one day come up with an air tight explanation.

    2. Bob

      Well JinxII…..my brainwashed faith allows me to be empathetic to your anger and have sympathy for you…..my brainwashed faith allows me to think twice about my actions and how they affect others…..if this is being brainwashed…..ill take it any day over being hateful and with distegard to others beliefs…..even yours.

      Good day

          1. Michael 10:13 Freethinkers reject what they can’t understand.

            It is all about critical thinking. If one is allowed to look for motives and express doubt, a number will reject invisible gods and locations like heaven and hell. The problem with the faith is there are warnings not to be skeptical. If skepticism is not allowed there cannot be critical thinking.

  2. Why the universe exists implies that someone has the answer. Since science does not have the answer and humans don’t have the power or the knowledge then the answer lies with a being that has both the power to create and to provide a reason for existence. That is neither a default position or a “cop-out”. Concluding God created the universe and that He has a reason for its existence is logical but not conclusive. One needs Faith.

    There are so many other reasons for faith in God and answers to important questions. The most important question is ‘what is the purpose of my life?’. Until one has a purpose in life, corporal life is merely the hours strung together from beginning (conception) to end (death).

    I know my purpose in life. It gives me both joy and satisfaction.

  3. Jinx II

    To my extremist christian detractors, “eat your heart out” I got you going again. My suggestion is to develop some critical thinking skills, this blog is starting to sound like the echo chambers of your closed minds. Bwaaha!

    1. ” … to develop some critical thinking skills.” Critical thinking skills are required for all parts of life. It is not possible that all Christians, all Buddhists, all Muslims, all Jews, etc. know everything there is to know about their respective faith, can defend it against other learned scholars or even prove it mathematically or logically. The same can be said of atheists. Yes, atheists. The high and mighty, ‘if you can’t prove it, you’re an idiot’ gang really don’t take a charitable or evenhanded approach to religion. To be an atheist means that you reject every religious argument for the existence of God, god, or gods. Instead, the atheist takes the leap of faith to suggest that there is no God, god or gods. Atheists no more know that than they know how Pluto came in to existence or how many solar systems exist. Science has not revealed all to mankind.

      God wants us all to believe in Him by faith.

      John 20:24-29

      24 Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
      25 So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
      26 Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
      27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
      28 Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
      29 Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

      Now, I happen to believe that all the things that happened throughout history are not a series of happenstances or an evil plan for rich men to dupe poor men. I believe one has to be fairly jaded to think that a religion based on love of one’s fellow man, helping the poor, feeding the hungry and defending the weak is a sinister plot.

      I believe.

  4. Chuck Z

    It’s ironic that Jinx is by far the most hateful person that has posted on this blog, as she continuously calls out others as being hateful. I’ve never witnessed a person on this blog as vile as she is.

    1. Chuck Z. never witnessed a person on this blog as vile as she is.

      When you have been sexually abused by a priest you can provide us with your judgment high on your lofty pedestal. I know where and when it happened.

      1. Chuck Z

        Jon, Jinx’s unfortunate occurrences have been documented here several times, and they are indeed terrible. But that doesn’t excuse her treatment of others who had nothing to do with it. Using your logic, I can rage at you, and all other “freethinkers”, because I was harmed by one? It has nothing to do with being judgmental. If you want to call out people for being vile, perhaps quit being vile yourself. You are complicit in it yourself as you make excuses for the way she treats other people who had nothing to do with her problems. There is no excuse. Now she can laugh it off as another “gotchya!”.

        1. Juan Ruiz

          “But that doesn’t excuse her treatment of others who had nothing to do with it. Using your logic, I can rage at you, and all other “freethinkers”, because I was harmed by one?”

          Isn’t that the whole premise of Original Sin?

  5. Jinx II

    Chuckle, chuckle……the cat plays with the silly little mice minds and as expected, they furiously squeak their displeasure…… =^.^=

  6. Henry

    Chuck Z:“It’s ironic that Jinx is by far the most hateful person that has posted on this blog, as she continuously calls out others as being hateful. I’ve never witnessed a person on this blog as vile as she is.”

    Chuck, you will have to learn that the personal testimony of a supposed traumatic 40 year-old or so experience trumps all you may have to say on any topic. You are wrong on science. Wrong on calling out any bigotry. Wrong on observing the lack of decorum. Wrong on whatever. Doesn’t matter what you may have worked through or experienced. That doesn’t count. As Jon indicates, there is certainly a “lofty pedestal.”

        1. Chuck Z 9:31 We’re equally fortunate in having a professional excuse maker running our little blog site.

          Always good to hear your cheerful comments, Chuck. You are our own Little Mary Sunshine.

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