The Second article
(This article is meant as an answer for the creationists, who refuses to believe that living creatures do undergo evolution).
Four reasons, as seen from the scientific viewpoint, why man must believe in the presence of “An Existence” that is by far superior to us controlling our very selves and that is commonly called God by the disciples of the various religions.
1. We are under the control of forces external to our body.
2. We are under the control of forces internal to our body.
3. We are under the control of the life process we are undergoing.
4. We are under the control of death that marks the end of our life process.
Because the definitions of God so numerous, we find it necessary to emphasize here that the God we are discussing is the God who is the Only One, the All Greatness, the Omnipresent, the All Powerful, the Great Preserver and the Eternal One.
The Omnipotence and the Omnipresence of God
The fact that almost all religions believe that nothing, not even a single space or a single entity, is capable of restricting God’s existence is an obvious indication that sub-atomic particles are part of God.
Almost everyone who believes in the presence of God must believe that God is Omnipotent and Omnipresent and that nothing can ever prevent His presence. But even though almost everyone does agree to this, a further study on the subject through the various sciences in combination with logics may lead us to one unique conclusion
Creationists all over the world say that all the contents of the universe are the creation of God. This implies that every single habit of nature or law of nature must have come from Him. Now, when man endeavors to make a study of all the contents of the universe, including their various characteristics, and documents all his findings systematically and mould them into a variety of sciences, then any attempt to study these sciences must certainly mean an attempt to get to know His creation.
Naturally misassumptions and misinterpretations do occur sometimes; but then we too have never ceased to put them right. Regardless of whether what has been documented is compatible or not with what exists in reality, the very fact that we have tried to study the creation of our Creator is itself an indication of our attempt to know more about it—a token of our appreciation of His works. It is only through our acquaintance with the contents of the universe that we hope to be able to know the Creator better. Let us view the presence of God from a different perspective through science.
With the infinite nature of God, there are not any empty spaces and any matter in this Universe that can restrict the presence of God. He is present in anything and anywhere in this Universe. If God is the All Powerful and if nothing can ever prevent His presence, God must then be certainly present in every empty space in this universe. By implication, He is present even in the empty space between us; He is present in the empty space inside objects; He is present in the empty space between the molecules of objects; and He is present in the empty space between atoms. Inside the atoms themselves, between the nuclei and the electrons that revolve around them, there must be innumerable empty spaces, which in no sense can ever prevent the presence of God. Sub atomic particles (according to the old theory) such as electrons, neutrons, protons, etc. can show their characteristics only if they are present in an empty space. And even there God is present. Whereas atom’s parts themselves represent energy that rotates on their own axes. Each can by no means isolate itself from the others since by so doing each would have complete control over its own very being, thereby restricting the presence of God. By implication, those atom’s parts must be completely under the control of God. Thus, besides being created by God, they represent part of God too, which further means that they must be 100% under the control of God.
Verily then, as already implied earlier, absolutely nothing—not even atom parts—can restrict the presence of God. And absolutely nothing in this universe can ever exist in total isolation either, not even one percent of it, because such total isolation would certainly mean hindering the presence of God Thus it becomes obvious that whatever is existent in the universe, all this must naturally exist completely within the very existence of God, within His power.
“If He is present in everything,” the skeptics may perhaps wonder, “does this not mean that He must also be present in the “dirtiest” of things? Such a question is apt to give us the impression that God, as they perceive it, resembles the genie, which is often portrayed in fairy tales as being able to enter into a bottle or an object. It sounds like they are indirectly belittling the existence and status of God, because by launching such a question they are apparently implying that God is comparable to the genie. Terms such as “clean” and “dirty” are but mere subjective man-made assumptions. Do you realize that, when viewed under a microscope, even “feces” show signs of life, so beautiful and so magnificent within them? Monocellulars, so many of them and so colorful, live there in togetherness. It is only because some of these creatures are engaged in a kind of chemical process, causing them to emit gases very much disliked by man that we have looked upon feces as something very disgusting. But who then is it that has brought this fecal life into existence and preserved it?
Contrary to what some may think, the claim that sub-atomic particles are parts of God is definitely not an implication that the creationists have been mistaken about their assumptions. To the people of those days, the creations of God were just anything that they could see, hear, smell, feel, and taste. Have we not often heard people saying that it is God who creates the earth, the sky and the whole content of the universe, including men, animals, and plants? Thus, it is absolutely appropriate then to say that the whole content of the universe has originated from those parts of God today known as sub-atomic particles. This is perhaps what those creationists of both the past and the present have meant. Anyway, sub-atomic particles were, in those days, just unknown to man yet, were they?
Should some insist that God creates not only the shapes but also the “basic material,” they must have the following logic in what they hold: If God creates not only the shapes but also the “basic material” of this universe, there must then exist “two entities.” One is “the creator” and the other is “the creation.” As such, even though the creation is under the control of the Creator, it must still have its own power. And even if that power of the creation may be as little as one percent, this will still mean that one percent of the creation is beyond the control of the Creator, an implication that God’s power is being restricted by that one percent. To put it another way, the Omnipotence of God is thus subject to some restriction. This simply does not make sense! Nothing can ever restrict the power of God. The whole content of the universe is absolutely under God’s rule. This being so, the whole content of the universe must absolutely be part of God. The fact that we are part of God, however, does not mean that we are God. Our hair is not our selves, is it?
But the claim that God creates the whole content of the universe from His parts is one that is understandable and undoubtedly without any controversies. We can easily accept that all of the contents of the universe form a unity where no separation can be made between the Creator and His Creation. Here we can no longer say that God’s power is restricted by His Creations.
These illustrations are not at all descriptions of the universe as it really is, and definitely not of God. None is able to describe what God looks like. Any attempt by man to draw a picture of God will only mean a degradation of the Almighty, reducing Him to only a man-made portrayal of Him. Illustrations 1 and 2 are thus merely attempts to make it easier for us to comprehend what is being discussed here.
Illustration 1 depicts two entities: the big ball, as the creator, and the small ball, as its creation. Accordingly the two entities are said to be different. One being “the Creator” is superior, while the other being “the creation” is inferior.
Illustration 2 shows “the creation” being inside “the creator”, which means that although it(the creator) grants its creation some power(control), the latter may not in any sense be said to be restricting the power of the former(its creator). Both the creator and its creation form an inseparable union. More than that, the whole content of the universe, and this includes living creatures, originate from one and the same substance, i.e. atom’s parts.
This gives us reason enough to assert that sub-atomic particles are indisputably also parts of God. Thus under no circumstance may we under-estimate these sub-atomic particles just by reason of our inability to perceive what actually exists inside those things that we consider as inanimate objects. We have never expected that whatever there is that exists in the universe is one that has developed from the combination of these atoms’ parts with their incredibly immense power, moving incessantly at an extremely high speed inside it. It is as if the Great Preserver there were notifying us about His presence through the various sciences that we have acquired as a result of our observation of His creation.
Realizing that the whole universe is but a blessing that God bestows upon the human kind, the creationists in general, therefore, acknowledges that it is quite natural if man should attempt to study, take advantage of, and preserve it. They believe that only through the study of the contents of the universe as “the fruits of the work of God” can man get to know Him better. We learn a lot about the personality of an artist by studying the results of his work, do we not? So, what is wrong with trying to get to know our Creator the same way?
Nothing then would certainly go wrong if we were to cast our look at this one possibility, i.e. that God creates man evolutionarily, the way he does with the rest of the contents of the universe. We must not let ourselves be deceived into nurturing any misconception about evolution, and neither must we foster any sense of prejudice against the word “evolution”—a word that is difficult to define. Which standard of measurement could we possibly use to explain how long or how fast a process should at least be so that it could appropriately be categorized as a process of evolution Do we have any parameters for the word “evolution”? The dictionary defines evolution as a process of change particularly from an inferior to a superior state.
Viewed in terms of the part that undergoes the change, evolution can be classified into cosmic evolution and organic evolution (biological evolution). Organic evolution is the change that occurs in living creatures or the biotic components, from generation to generation. Cosmic evolution is the change that occurs continuously in this universe (universal evolution).
The time the earth takes to develop into what it is now is indeed felt to be extremely longer when compared with the time we take to develop our “self” from a zygote into what we are now. Though we may feel that the steps we take are very fast, the fact however is that we are 600,000,000 times slower than an electron in that the latter can cover the same distance as we can get in one step in only one six hundred millionth of the time we take.
In fact, just to see a star one light year away—not to mention those millions of light years away—we have to wait for a year before we can really see it in its supposedly present condition. As is the case with the development of the whole content of the universe, including the sun, moon, and our earth, what this implies is that for every process meant to achieve a purpose, time is a requisite. Now, if it is justifiable for us to use the word evolution to refer to the process of development that our earth has been undergoing, it must also be equally justifiable then for us to adopt the same word to refer to every other movement and development going on in the universe.
Not only this. God has also created the path through which man will come to recognize Him, the evolutionary way too. The time span extending from long before the cavemen came into existence to the time the Prophets introduced God to mankind is indeed a very long one. It is as if the process of maturity of man’s mind in his acceptance of the presence of God in his heart is one, like all else in the universe, that occurs evolutionarily. It is therefore not at all a misconception if one should say that God has since the past created only a couple of human beings, since it was only by giving enlightenments that would be easy for the minds of the people of those days to absorb that they would be able to understand that they themselves were the creation of the Creator. God has created the whole content of the universe as it is now, so why don’t we accept it as it is?
It is worth noting down here that this article is in no sense simillar to Pantaism, Pandeism, or any other religious sects. The intention here is simply to propose a logical explanation about the commonly hold belief that God is the All Greatness, the All Powerful, the Only One, and the Omnipresent.
By means of the logics of physics it also attempts to explain about the limitation of Man , who—while he is under the control of external influences—is also under the control of his bodilly matter.
The fact that the basic substances of all the contents of the universe are the same gives us the impression that there must have been procured from the same source.
In the definition of the Omnipotence of God, atom’s parts, the building blocks of the contents of the universe, are said to be part of God. This gives us the impression that it must be God that have created the contents of the universe in His own way.
So incredibly enormous is the energy in the atom’s parts—and the fact that they are inseparable from the presence of God—leads us to believe God must have prepared them for the creation of mankind.
First He created places for man to settle in. Next He created the Cell as the substance wherefrom life develops. Through some amazing and understandable process, man came into being, living side by side with various kinds of organisms that enliven his life.
Because all the contents of the universe are His creations, we can always gain knowledge of them by studying them.
How lucky we are to have been given the chance to learn about this journey towards the creation of the universe, the creation of living creatures in general, and human beings in particular.
How fortunate we are to have been given this opportunity to know His Greatness through His Creation.
Only if everyone of is willing to open the door to our hearts to accept the various discoveries of God’s works will there be much hope for us to bring our hearts together to preserve life in this world. This will serve as a great a step ahead towards eternal world peace.