Atheism and the Existence of God

The question of the existence of God is often raised in meetings, classrooms, television and films. While some doubt God, many humans, at different times, cultures and regions, have recognized the existence of a higher power. Despite the fact that humans differ in almost everything, the belief in a higher power has been consistent across cultures, times and places.

Atheism has become more prominent in modern times, especially after the West has had very bad experiences with the Church. Therefore, atheists generally reject religion based on the study of Christianity and not Islam. Atheism and atheists often present their position as logical and scientific, while portraying religion and religious people as backward and illogical. They also reject the existence of God due to the alleged lack of scientific evidence for this. This is an unfair standard, because not everything in life is proven through a microscope or laboratory. In our day-to-day lives, we accept things as true with methods that are not scientific.

Some atheists refuse to believe in Godbased on the fact that they cannot see Him. For them, believing in something you can’t see is equivalent to believing in a fairy tale or unicorns. However, not everything in life is accepted simply. There are many things that we believe based on evidence and not evidence. In court, people use evidence to build a case to prove something. They take all the pieces and put them together to arrive at what we would consider “proof”. A glove at a murder scene, a witness and a known motive are pieces of evidence that are used to build a legal case against a murderer. If someone goes home and sees their parents’ car, keys, shoes, jacket and umbrella, they can use this evidence to arrive at the logical conclusion that the parents are at home.

We accept that most things in our life are based on evidence and not absolute evidence in the sense of seeing. For example, we accept that our parents are really our parents, scientific proof is not required that they are really their parents’ biological children. People accept this based on evidence that the parents have been together for so many years, that other people testify that they are their parents and based on the fact that their parents are loyal to each other.

People accept the fact that someone is male or female based on evidence such as facial hair, body and other characteristics. Nobody in their right mind always needs “evidence” and really demands to see everyone’s private parts to make sure they are men or women. In other words, they believed in something without seeing it. Likewise, we may not see God , but there are so many signs that, when taken together, they prove the existence of God. The Qur’an refers to things in nature as “signs”, which must point to the greatness and existence of God. However, most people experience these signs or evidence and walk away in arrogance.

“And how many signs in the heavens and on the earth do they pass as they depart from him” [Noble Quran 12: 105]

The sun, the moon, the earth, the rain, the birth, the animals, the human body and life are evidence of the existence, knowledge and wisdom of God. These signs lead to the logical conclusion that there is a God and that He did not create this world in vain.

“In fact, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day are signs for the experts. Those who remember Allah standing, sitting and lying on their side and reflect on the creation of heaven and earth: Our Lord! You didn’t create this in vain! Glory to You; then save us from the chastisement of fire ”[Noble Quran 3: 190-91]

For the vast majority of humans, the existence of God does not need proof, it is very clear. As the Arabic proverb notes:



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