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A Universal Problem
The atheist, he counters faith with fact.
He says that all religions are a lie.
He claims the scientists have all but cracked
The complex code — the age old question: Why?
Why are we here? And where, when humans die,
Do their poor souls reside? There is no place,
No hell below, no heaven up on high
He claims. The awful truth we all must face:
No god bestows on any man his grace;
No soul remains and flesh goes back to ground —
The dust that coats a rock that spins in space.
But is belief based on but science sound?
“The Universe” — a grand scientific name;
But who designed the point from which it came?
— D.N. O’Brien
Aquinas argues that the universe could extend infinitely back and forward in time — and that God would still be necessary as an explanation for its existence. I forget where exactly. I would say that Aquinas is correct. A great book to read on this and related questions is “How to Think about God,” by Mortimer Adler — https://smile.amazon.com/How-Think-About-God-20th-century-ebook/dp/B0030HKYUQ/
Dennis N. O'Brien said:
I still like the “Big Bang”, but no matter how you look at it there has to be something behind it all. Something that we can’t explain scientifically and so call God. Thanks for the link Tom.