Sunday, December 2, 2012

That God Exists Or Not, Does It Really Matter?

Religion and Philosophy
As things stand, we do not know for sure that God exists or does not exist.  If we could know without a shadow of a doubt that God exists, would our life or the way we live here on earth be any different?  Would we change the way we live now that we know for certain?  And similarly, if we could know definitively that this God does not exist, would we change the way we live?   If we knew for certain that God exists will we then live good and upright lives; or if we knew for certain that God does not exist will we then simply live as we please?  There are people who believe in God's existence who still live so-called immoral lives and who hurt others or delight in and support those who hurt others, and there are those who believe in God and who live lives that are helpful to others.  And there are those who do not believe in the existence of God, who are compassionate, benevolent, and live for the service of others.  Then there are those who do not believe in God and whose lives are to the contrary.   I do not think that indubitable knowledge of God's existence would matter much; for, one way or another, we would live the way we live and have always lived.  But then again, what do I know?