Is there a higher power that created the universe and oversees it?

  • Yes.

    Science has to break every single law of physics, from entropy to angular momentum to angular momentum, the laws of thermodynamics, etc (ad infinitum) ... to believe that this universe is a matter of "chance" (which is only a less-than-mathematical way to express the IGNORANCE of a probability, not a force in itself). Additionally, it breaks philosophical standards in presenting an argument of "the universe created itself" when something cannot exist before it existed. It all goes back to "an uncaused cause", philosophically. To propose that "science" can prove anything else is absurd and ignorant. Like religions (however ridiculous), the theories behind evolution, existentialism, the big bang, etc are truly taken on FAITH that despite all reason, their theory is true.

  • Yes, I believe God is real because how else could we be here? And dont you even dare say by science.

    Scientists believe that we all came from cells that evolved into organisms that then created oxygen and all these other qualities of the Earth. But, ask yourself this, don't think about your religion or belief just think for a second. If the Earth came from a cell, who created that cell? That cell cannot just make itself out of nothing, it had to come from somewhere. Someone had to create science for you to be able to study it. So, someone had to create that cell so it could grow and form into the Earth. "Something cannot come from nothing." Think about that saying for a moment. "Something cannot come from nothing." This is common sense people so just because you don't want to believe it does not mean that it s not real. Because it is and how could it not be real. You have no exact proof that the earth evolves and you have no proof that it came from a cell. But if that's what you believe then believe that, I don't care. But how could that cell be there without someone not creating it. Think about it. What else could it be, definitely not science.

  • Preponderance of evidence...

    Life was not created by us. We didn't create ourselves. We learn from other creatures we see here. The massive complexity and variety of species with unique functions all illuminate a force with quite an imagination and thirst for competition and survival. Plants are living but have no brains. They seem to just be plugged directly into the higher powers outlet. We animals as well as plants all share a same commonality, thirst for survival and reproduction as if a Higher Power were directly living through us all. It's very clear there's a Higher Power! Us humans share 98% the same DNA.

  • A Higher Power Exists; but only to those who believe

    I am 15 and quite young to even explain what I'm saying but I am going to try. I believe a higher power does exist, not necessarily God or anything (although I am a Catholic). Human beings physically are just too perfect to have come about just merely by coincidence, especially the human brain and all feelings and emotions related with it. Making statements like "God exists" or "God doesn't exist" is completely ignorant to state, there is so much of this universe that we do not know for us to even begin to try to make an educated statement like that. I, although personally do believe that there is a higher power. There are just too many accounts of spiritual encounters with God for me to think otherwise. If you notice these stories only happen to God's most faithful followers so I wouldn't expect them to happen to someone claiming "God doesn't exist."

  • Beauty and us.

    If we are mere humans formed here for no reason whatsoever, then why are we here? To procreate? So you think that we're just here because of science? Then why would flowers grow out of the ground? Why would there be beautiful trees and fruits growing from them? Why do our brains experience beauty and love if we're only here to procreate? The big bang theory? Where did those planets come from? How did space get here, and galaxies? Did they all form from nothing? Something being a higher power helped. We cannot even fathom these powers but they obviously exist.

  • The Big Bang Theory

    I believe in the big bang theory. But how were the planets and stars etc created before the big bang? Someone or something had to do it. I don't think it was just gases and rock formations over time, I believe someone had to do it, as we call him god. Because it doesn't make sense. If god wasn't real, then there would be no gases, rock or any type of element that make planets now. God created these elements, what makes our universe now. This is what i think!

  • Does God exist? The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today.

    There's a God that created this world and still to this day oversees it. The Earth...its size is perfect. The Earth's size and corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about 50 miles above the Earth's surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter.3 Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life. Much of life may seem uncertain, but look at what we can count on day after day: gravity remains consistent, a hot cup of coffee left on a counter will get cold, the earth rotates in the same 24 hours, and the speed of light doesn't change -- on earth or in galaxies far from us.

    How is it that we can identify laws of nature that never change? Why is the universe so orderly, so reliable? there's no other explanation. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

  • I believe there is.

    I believe that there is a higher power that oversee us humans and acknowledges what we do everyday. Living life finding out how we respond to the facts of good and bad. Seeing if we can overcome the obstacles that fall our way but I don't believe the higher power is doing anything that would harm us or help us to a degree that would be to noticeable. Just to watch over us and to see if we can do things on our own just how a child grows up and learn to do things on their own without having to have assistance everytime. A test for humanity to see if we will be completely corrupted(finding easy way out methods through lies and deceit) or not, to see if we have the will to fight through pain and suffering, to seeing if we as humans can find our purpose to live our life that we are given, to hear our faiths and beliefs we follow and see them taken into action through our words. More like to study upon human behavior. We all have something that makes us different and responsive to things. There is so many of us and so many choices that differs than having a common choice. We might be considered unique creatures along with the rest of the unknown. Even if our life maybe short lived we are shown to have a really strong impact on how we reacted in life whether we enjoyed it, hated it, or a little of both.

  • There's just no other answer but god.

    It is well known that nothing can be, without being created. So I ask you this, first where did cells come from? Secondly, how does a cell, with no brain or thought, create plants that create oxygen, and animals including humans that breathe that air? Science just needs to face that god created everything, and that there are just some things they will never understand.

  • The Kalam Argument

    is a logic path that can be traced to Islamic theologians. Basically 1. Everything that begins to exists has something that caused it to exist. Nobody denies this (we don't worry that a random horse appears in our room). Then 2. The universe has a beginning (i.e. the Big Bang). More and more evidence is supporting the Big Bang. Finally 3. Therefore, the universe has something that caused it to exist.

  • You're all primitive.

    You're right, some magical, all knowing being that existed FOREVER created the universe... That's totally more logical and probable than science. Even if it defies scientific "laws," the theory of higher power defies everything.

    You know what religion does? It sets an example for stupid people to follow, and when two people of varying faiths meet, its usually violent... Its an archaic function of human culture that only diversifies the populous.

    Its not real.

    I'm only half kidding with this: There are two kinds of people... One is more of a labrat/puppet/insignificant unit/... The other is a scientist/mastermind/visionary /leader.

    Its all a fantasy and you're idiots. But you're my idiots, I suppose.

  • I don't believe that there is a higher power that created the universe, because the phenomena can be explained by science.

    I don't believe a higher power created the universe. Much of the phenomena that we see and study can be explained by science. Evolution can be backed by science, whereas there is no scientific evidence of a higher power. How objects in the universe are created and interact can be explained by science. And, if there was a higher power, it seems to have no concern that humans may be on the path to destruction. So, in theory, even if there were a higher being, it doesn't seem concerned about what happens to us.

    Posted by: TellingWalker59
  • There is no higher power overseeing the universe, and that belief is only caused by human hubris and human insecurity.

    It is a combination of human hubris and human insecurity that leads to the belief that a higher power created the universe and oversees it. Hubris, because it is folly to assume that we could have any understanding of a sentient being capable of creating and managing a universe. It follows, then, that we have no basis for deducing the existence of such a being from our own knowledge of the universe. Those who are insecure with the notion that the universe might simply exist with no deliberate purpose have conceived of an all-powerful being. That such a being is a human creation is rather obvious. Believers in this being tell us that the vast universe was created, so that humans could be brought forth.

    Posted by: LuciaL
  • Of course there isn't!!!

    If there were SOME kind of higher power up above, wouldn't astronauts have to pass through it? (In response to dave_12) No science or higher power created us, it was found by accident that life could be created from nothing, GOOGLE THAT CRAP!
    All in all, no higher power could be possible.

  • There is no evidence.

    If there was a higher power it would help us. Instead we are in a constant state of turmoil. We have already proved that the only reason there is even an idea of god is because the old timers were clueless when it came to natural events. This included feelings, war, "luck", weather, natural disasters, etc. Now we can use science to predict these events, even prevent it. Take that bible worshipers!!

  • No. God wouldn't implant bones and stuff to make us unbelievers.

    I believe that if there is a higher power, wouldn't that thing show itself instead of giving us a stupid secondary source, and if god exists, can't he help us out, tell us he's real, instead of implanting the cell's fossils. Can't the higher power help us out? How about SOMETHING!

  • What is wrong with you People!!!!

    There is no such thing as a higher power you idiots! Your life is self governed. There is a such thing as science you know. You say that when you ask god for something he answers. That is just wishful thinking. Here is a convincing argument. Heaven is in the sky. When man went to the moon he had to pass through the sky. That means that if there was a heaven he would have gone through it. But he didn't!

  • Little or no reasons to back it up

    The words "proof" or "evidence" are not absolute. In orpther words, just because something has proof or evidence, does not mean for 100% that it is true. It just means that there are things that point towards it. There is "evidence" for a god, especially some kind of higher power, but it can also be interpreted for nonbelief. And while any kind of universal spirit is possible, as not much evidence exists against one that we cannot understand or define, the suffering as well as the ups and downs exist as a major blow to such a belief in one. Don't get me started on organized religion, which tends to claim to know practically everything about a higher power while blatantly declaring that every other religion is a cult and nonbelievers in that specific religion with suffer in the afterlife. Not all the religions can be right, but all of them can be wrong.

  • The answer is both yes and no. There should be a middle column.

    God is a made made concept used to explain the inexplicable and later used to control a mostly primitive man. The higher power, that which exists without a physical presence we can experience, started the process that we see around us in our world and we call our universe. Once started, the process is self sustaining and unalterable until it is completed. Nothing oversees us.

  • Higher power created

    No higher power created the universe as in a single individual. But an abundance of high power energies colliding together could create an infinite universe. Your question begins with a false premise, because it slyly asks you to acknowledge the possibility of the existence of a "higher" power. Never clearly defining your meaning of power. Such as, spiritual power vs energy power as the reason there is a universe. This might have been a more precise question. Using vagueness by defining power as that of "higher", only contributes to a false factual conclusion, that there is the possibly of a higher power who exist. Not to mention your suggestion of an illusionary higher power who is overseeing the universe, like a living individual with eyeballs. In our solar system the highest power is the Sun. Think about it.

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