Is there a God?
Many people feel the answer is obvious – either they have experienced him and they feel they know him, or they think there isn’t any evidence and so they conclude there’s no God.
But for many of us, the answer isn’t so clear.
If this is you, this section should interest you.
Perhaps God has left clues so we can find him if we choose to look.
Perhaps we can see his footprint in the universe, his fingerprints in us humans.
Perhaps God is playing hard to get for a reason?
Clues – it’s up to you
The good thing about clues is that they don’t force anything on you. You can read about them, think about them, and decide for yourself.
So I’ve put together a bunch of information and ideas under eight main topics :
A summary of all the evidence and arguments:
- How is it possible to know the truth about God?
- Why believe?
- Why would you want to believe in God?
- Is there a God?
- 10 things we can all believe? – a starting point for those who doubt.
- Why would anyone believe ….. or disbelieve? – what psychologists, believers and unbelievers say.
The universe and God
If we get out of our city or town, away from lights, and go outside at night, it is hard not to be impressed by the night sky. For millennia, people have looked at the night sky and wondered ….. Scientists have discovered a lot about the universe we live in. What can we learn about God from cosmology?
- How did the universe start?
- Was the universe designed for us?
- Science and the design of the universe
- Does mathematics prove God?
Life on earth
The earth is just one of many planets in the universe, but its distance from the sun, its chemical composition, the process of natural selection and the DNA composition of life all make it possible for complex life to evolve. Does this tell us anything about the existence of God? Does evolution make it impossible to believe in God?
The human race
After more than 2.5 billion years, life has evolved to produce the human race, the most intelligent and adept of all species. Is there any clue to God in the human race?
- Are our brains like computers?
- The mystery of consciousness
- Do humans have free will?
- How do we know right and wrong?
- Reason leads us to God
- Are people more than animals?.
- Like a bird on the wire?.
- The social and personal benefits of christianity.
Human experience of God
Some people say God has spoken to them, healed them, appeared in a vision or guided them. How does such belief stand up today, when we understand medicine, the human body and the human mind much better than in times past?
Truth and evidence
It isn’t easy to be certain about anything. What would constitute good evidence for God, and how can we stay open to whatever the truth may be?
- Truth, proof and certainty
- Is faith the opposite of reason?
- Is there no evidence for God?
- The conflict between science and religion
- God of the gaps – 4 thoughts – is there really a problem with arguing for God from limits in science?
Reasons to disbelieve in God
Atheists point to the evil and suffering in the world, especially that caused by religion, and argue that this shows there’s no God at all.
- Atheist arguments
- Does religion cause terrorism?
- Does religion cause wars?
- How can god allow evil?
- God and evil
Road tests of the two conflicting views of life – theism and atheism – to see how they compare and how well they work out in real life.
An examination of the classical philosophical arguments about God.
- The cosmological argument
- The teleological argument
- An alternative fine-tuning argument
- The moral argument
- Does God hide himself from us?
The probability of God test
A set of 10 questions that use mathematical probability to test how strong your belief or disbelief is.