Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A proof I came up with for the existence of God

I’ve never come across anywhere.

Which may simply be because it’s nonsense, but I don’t see any flaws in it. Do you?

As with all else, I prefer simplicity and immediate observation, and this proof is simple and immediate.

It’s grounded in two principles we observe to invariably occur when we have immediate knowledge of any given event.

1) All of God’s creation seeks stability. For instance water runs downhill seeking stability from motion and once stable doesn’t seek motion.. So that given sufficient time any particular quantity of matter will eventually find stability.

Given an eternal universe that has always existed there would prior to now have occurred sufficient time for any particular quantity of matter to have found stability because any required amount of sufficient time would be less than the virtually infinite quantity of time that has occurred prior to now.

So that no matter how vast the universe, and no matter how extreme the quantity of time required for sufficiency, it would be less in quantity than that which came prior to the present now.

Further, living creatures are not sufficient to change the inevitable outcome.

2) The effect is always within and never greater than the cause.

This eliminates those entities that are stable returning to non stability because non motion cannot cause motion. This also eliminates recent big bang occurrences without an outside mover because non motion cannot come from motion, and any outside mover would have also previously found stability prior to causing a big bang.

And since we do observe motion and matter seeking stability it follows that there could not have occurred previously sufficient time which further proves that the universe is not eternal, and if not eternal, it must have a cause which is a creator.

Perchance it was not obvious. The proof is a reduction to the absurd by showing how a materialist understanding naturally leads to a contradiction.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure this will stand up. Take a human being. A human beings death (at least bodily death) is the ultimate in matter seeking stability. The human body is constantly in flux while alive, cells die, cells reproduce. The example you give of water seeking low ground is consistent with the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics where bodies progress from a position of high potential energy to low. The decay of our earthly remains is no different and is an example of a system seeking entropy, but not necessarily stability. One cannot regard the decaying of a corpse as a movement toward stability. If anything, the body seeks release from the order it once possessed.

    That being said, the fact that bodies adhere to order in a world whose nature is to decay may very well be a proof of some ordering force, or God. Your point that a universe that has unlimited amounts of time to decay into complete entropy is well taken, for it is obvious that the universe has not so progressed. There is still a high degree of order that cannot be explained when one considers the amount of time that has passed in which all matter should have dissociated into its most basic and most stable components.