Einstein said: If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."
Does it not imply that the structure of the world was planned and executed by somebody? That it is not evolution that caused the structure to take shape on its own?
Einstein did not believe in a personal God and considered it even naive to believe in the concept. This can be quite true from the way God seemingly treats prayers. You pray for years and your prayers go unanswered. Some one who doesn't even give a thought to God, much less pray, seems to be having all his legitimate wishes fulfilled.
So, God, in a general and broad perspective, exists.
Just a comment about that last part, about prayer.. In my opinion people have got the whole idea of prayer totally wrong. If we go around asking for different things that we think we need, then we are only confirming to ourselves that we don't have whatever it is. Although I believe it is possible to manifest anything we could dream of, it takes a totally different process.
In my opinion, and the opinion of a lot of ancient traditions, prayer should be about giving thanks. Not wanting stuff, but thanking for what we have.
By thanking, instead of wanting, we open ourselves up to more good things, and our subconscious will attract more of what we are thankful for.
science as we presently know is unable to convey true knowledge of God.
though all knowlege belongs to God and science is because of this, the poblem is not what science think it is.
they seek after more knowledge, but God is found not by knowing more but thinking different.
Your conclusions appear to be exact opposite of what the above quote is submitting.
Science is revealing the world around us, giving us an understanding of how it works, and so far, science has in no way even remotely suggested that our world was "planned and executed by somebody" and does in fact strongly suggest through hard evidence that evolution is the main driver and did come about on its own.
It is this revealing the "unbounded admiration" is referring to in the quote.
Doesn't your prayer example actually suggest god doesn't exist?
No sir, It merely shows that God is not bothered about our prayers. The reason? We pray but do not deserve to be paid attention to
Understanding science is understanding some of the attributes of the Creator-God.
Wow.... Have You Considered Becoming AN EXPERT on this subjective issue?
Hello PD, long time....Well, thank you but I am still a seeker of the absolute truth though I am convinced scientific minds always are fairly convinced of the existence of God though they don't say it aloud in so many words.
I feel sooo Sorry for the poor Donkey that carries you up, down, under, over, around, through and back to the start all over again... in this quest, that has cost the lives of many donkeys gone before!
Well, I double as my Donkey
Be Well Mate... Take Care
And may your carrot always dangle in a forward direction!
Ha, this donkey is non-vegetarian and likes brittle meat
It rather depends on what you concept of "god" is. If it's a god of the gaps, then yes, it is.
I love the logic of the OP:
"The universe has to have been created. Thus there has to be a god!"
(Psst, go one step further with your logic: "if a god exists, who created him?", now go one step further... then another... ... ... welcome to infinity)
Not sure I'd agree with all of it, but I believe your last statement to be dead on.
whether you agree disagree is really does not matter...
But when you know you would also see this as true..
99% of this world knowledge including the religious is worthless when it comes to the reality of god...therefore i say its plain ignorance..and good for nothing.
Your logic and reasoning escapes me.
Einstein did not believe in God. Einstein admired the structure of the world. Therefore his actions imply a God? If so I cannot see it. I admire the structure of the Pleiades, but it does not imply a God. Admiring the structure of a leaf does not imply evolution does not exist or that there is a God.
Prayers go unanswered, but some who don't pray seem to get what they want. Therefore God exists. Again, I lose the train of logic completely.
God answers prayers, and the answer is either yes or no and either answer is fine.
Understanding science is understanding God
Science if truthful is Work of the Creator-God.
Hence understanding science is understanding some of the attributes of the Creator-God.
Science is the work of the Creator-God as is Quran the Word of the Creator-God; both lead to knowing the attributes of God.
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