Friday, September 13, 2013

Stray Thoughts On Aiman Reyaz’s Article “Proving The Existence Of God Through Rational Deduction Of Rene Descartes”

By Asif Merchant, New Age Islam
September 12, 2013
In this, very interesting and thought-provoking article there is a common belief expressed that something cannot come out of nothing. This is a fallacy - A very simple example is given below:
Nothing, or 0 = 123456 - 123456
Each 123456 is something, and if the vision is limited to only the first without considering the second, we could be impressed by the magnitude of the 123456, and deny that it could have come out of nothing.
In the universe, apart from matter, there also exists a corresponding antimatter. This is material composed of antiparticles, which have the same mass as particles of ordinary matter, but have opposite charge. When matter and antimatter meet, they annihilate each other.
The creation of the Universe by the Big Bang probably resulted in a parallel anti-Universe, equivalent to this one, but with all particles having opposite charge.
The mathematics involved in explaining this is mind boggling. In spite of this, we try in simple words to suggest that all this is the Creation of a Being whose nature can be known. We go on to maintain that this entity is good, all-seeing, perfect, dispenser of Divine Justice, etc. while all the time we behave as if the purpose of all creation is having human beings living on the planet Earth.
I doubt if any words can define the ‘Source of All Creation’.

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