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Theory of Knowledge Essay Tsering Norbu C - Block 10th May 2004 The First Theory of Knowledge Essay. Does God Really Exist? Humankind has always endeavoured to find the causes of events and phenomena in his world, for he has been gifted with ignorance to dispel which you need to question. We have questioned the causes behind those phenomena and have come to terms with them as our knowledge about such phenomena widens. But sometimes events occur in such a fashion that it seems to us that their causes can not be determined through logical reasoning using our knowledge of things to the fullest. Men have tried to explain the possibility of these occurrences by suggesting the existence of a supreme, omniscient and omnipresent being known as God to us. God has been accredited with the creation of the universe. God has control over all the phenomena and the actions of the human beings. But there has been no solid evidence on the existence of this supreme-being. ...read more.


So this leads us to question that, are such occurrences necessarily explained as the action of God? If yes then such an answer doesn't explain the causes which led to the event's occurrence. Thus, it leaves the questioner forever in doubt. Martin Luther wrote, "Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear his eyes out of reason ........Reason should be deluded, blinded and destroyed. Theory of Knowledge Essay Tsering Norbu C - Block 10th May 2004 it shows the writer's opinion that things which are unexplained can only be reasoned out by stating it as a result of divine intervention. This implies that it is better not to question about things which are out of one's mental capacities. Such beliefs will bring about stagnation in the development in our knowledge. Taking the problem of the origin of the Universe, the Islamic-Judeo-Christian beliefs explain it by stating that God was there before the Universe began and he created it. ...read more.


This seems to imply that the past is definite and thus, brings up the possibility of creation of the Universe by God. But what was before the BIG BANG. Should not there be a cause for the Primeval Atom to exist? Astrophysicists are still trying to find out. The idea that God created the Universe out of nothing is quite impossible to believe. It defies the laws of cause and effect. If there was nothing from which to create then how can one create anything? It is just like saying I wrote on the paper with a pencil without a paper and a pencil. To conclude, I would like to say that if you can not explain a phenomenon, it does not mean that it is inexplicable. Rather, it is mostly due to our lack of knowledge about it. As our knowledge about it widens the phenomenon seems explicable. Though God may be an easy answer to many unexplained things right now, I am sure with sufficient development in our knowledge in the future; the unexplained can and will be seen as an observer of the law of cause and effect. ...read more.

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