I was Born to a Christian Family like many of you , so they taught me about God and Jesus they took me to church every Sunday and I was taking Classes in Church every week about Christian Religion , I guess most of us did the same but as i grew older Istopped doing it I started to have my doubts about God and religion many things didn’t make sense to me all what people said and all what preachers taught about religion didn’t make sense like what they are saying was designed to make you doubt religion but the more further away I go from religion the more I ask my self the question of what does all of this mean because if God doesn’t exist it means that all of our existence , feelings , suffering and life is just an accident of the universe and natural laws , this idea that we actually don’t mean anything as Richard Dawkins once said in one of his Debates is very hard to accept
Science is Working on the problem of the antecedent factors that leads to our existence , to ask why in any further sense than that -to ask why in a sense of purpose – is in my opinion not a meaningful question you can not ask the question why do mountains exist in a sense of purpose , what you can say is what are the causes and factors that leads to the existence of mountains and the same with life and the same with the universe
I just couldn’t accept that all of this just doesn’t mean anything , but still I doubted Religion and the existence of God , so i turned to Philosophy to find my answers and then Thousands of questions came up to the surface as in philosophy nothing is certain total opposite of religion where every thing is certain , in religion it is like that someone else already done the thinking and found the answers and he is sharing it with us asking them to follow it which as stubborn humans we don’t like to do we like to figure out things ourselves and make our own choices and that is the paradox of philosophy it allows you to make a choice but in a way it tells you that all the choices are wrong but right at the same time which is very confusing , which made me normally turn to science as science has definite tested answers if science says that gravity exists means that it does exist whether you believe in it or not Science is the answer i thought , but the closer you get you find out that science is limited as science needs evidence and there is some things out of our reach to test or see I know maybe one day science will figure it all out and we will have space ships able to explore the universe at the speed of light and maybe even we will be able to time travel but by that time I will be long gone
i want to satisfy my curiosity.
then I had the weirdest idea ever what if we can combine three of them to get a larger bigger understanding of things will that be possible ?! can we somehow combine them together to get the ultimate understanding of ourselves and our world ?!
Might be possible but how to do that how to bring them together I think the only way to do that is by reading the bible and comparing what it says with Science and philosophy trying to use all three of them to figure things out ,
why the bible ?! you might ask , well for few reasons
1) Almost Everyone has a background about what is in the Bible.
2 ) Every one is talking about it but only few actually red it so before we accept it or reject it we have to read it cause maybe the people who is telling us about it understood it wrongly or using their knowledge for different reasons.
3) The Existence of God is the key of this conflict from the first place because if , it changes everything if God exists then all our prospective to life should change if he doesn’t exist that in a way will mean that your life as individual has meaning fr you and your children or some of the upcoming generation that you can leave some heritage to them but at the same time it will mean that Humanity is without a meaning this as well changes everything.
4 ) The Bible claims that it has the truth which science and Philosophy are trying to find so it is a good point to start from there taking what is written in he bible and put it against what we know from Science and Philosophy, and as well it claims that it has some answers that Science and philosophy didn’t figure out yet so we can investigate this answers and see if it is plausible or not.
5) The Bible has both Scientific claims such as the creation of the universe and Philosophical claims sch as morals and whats right and whats wrong so it will be a good point to set us off in our journey
6) Bible is 2000 years old which will make us search some historical facts as well in order to understand it which will add more to the fun
7 ) it will be really exciting and fun to do so.
So Accordingly i will start a new Series of articles called Insight where we will read the Bible and think about every verse analyse every meaning and compare and link it to Science and Philosophy in a trial to get closer as we can to the meaning of our existence if it has one and in order to be able to do so we need to read the Bible without any purpose other than trying to find the truth we need to be open minded to all possibilities i am not in favor of any side i am doing this as an experiment and i am waiting to see the outcome.
Lets go through this with no influence of what we heard or what others are saying lets go through this using our minds and reaching our own conclusions.
And i will share this journey with you on this Blog , follow it and share it with others cause i am sure it will be a very exciting journey you will not be disappointed.
Lets be small kids trying to figure things out but with the knowledge of the adults.