I’ll let you decide if I can disprove the existence of god. The most all encompassing force we experience in our universe is what we observe as nature. Nature isn’t one thing even though it is one word we use to describe it. It is physics and mathematics and chemistry and meteorology. It is geology, cosmology, cosmogony, music and art and life. It is many many combined forces, disciplines of study, laws and history.
Is nature all that is?
Nature is all rules and laws of science. It creates, and destroys, yet has no ill will. It can hurt the innocent and help those we perceive as evil without regard. Good people die and ISIS survives. Bad storms take the lives of innocents as do volcanic lahars.
Nature explains so much and answers the question how can God let that happen?
Because nature lets that happen. It is not malevolent nor is it loving. It follows the laws of this universe. No matter how rare an occurrence, if the laws of this universe permit it, there will be somewhere such a condition or occurrence will take place. What will not take place are any of an infinite number of things NOT permitted by the laws of this universe, though they may take place in a different universe where those laws are different than ours.
How do we know if the laws of this universe permit something?
We certainly don’t know them all. We make new discoveries all the time. We are aware of the familiar ones- masses attract, or that something in motion tends to remain in motion until acted upon by another force. But, if we have yet to discover a law, or think up a question to be answered and answer or learn about it, we don’t know what we don’t know.
God, we have been told by countless theologians and philosophers, and written works such as the Torah and the Bible, is more than nature. HE (traditional personification) made the universe and all that is in it. God would then need super powers to control nature to use as a tool.
In 1964 a Russian astronomer named Nicolai Kardashev came up with a scale to measure the power of a civilization over technology.
You can read about it here. At level III, this scale allows for dominance of a civilization over the output of their entire galaxy. For a single super entity to have dominion over our entire universe involves laws of physics that not only have never been discovered, but laws of physics that have never even been speculated. Nature’s laws are not super powers they are laws of ordinary physics as we know it. Since nature’s laws prevail, and we can find no laws, no theories, no hypothesis that demonstrates the existence of super powers, we can presume logically from that, that super powers appear not to exist.
Without super powers God cannot control nature. Can God BE nature?
Pantheists think so.
But if God is nature, God is very different than most imagine it to be. “His” human form disappears entirely.
In my next article I shall discuss what God IS and what God IS NOT.