Thursday, June 02, 2005
Looking over a picture of the planets on the Internet, it is so amazing how vast space could be. I could never imagine. Consider this. We are living on the planet earth. The earth belongs to a group of planets called the Solar system, with the sun, as it’s central object. Our solar system belongs to a group of billions of stars called galaxy. Our galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy is only one of the billions of galaxies in the observable universe.
The exact size of the universe is unknown. Who could ever know? We live in a vast expanse of space. It is quite an awesome thing to think about. This leads theists to accord it to a creator. Could something so wonderful and immense exist without a creator? I don’t know. I don’t believe in the theory of evolution either. But could the universe have existed without a beginning or without an end? Scientists predict an end to the sun, the solar system, the galaxies, and consequently to the whole universe. Therefore, if it will end, does it necessarily mean it had a beginning?
It might be argued that for an object to exist, it must have had a beginning. Thus, for the sake of argument, let us suppose that the whole universe had a definite beginning, and therefore was created, and therefore required a creator. But wouldn’t the creator, as an object, in order to exist require a beginning? Wouldn’t the creator be subject to the same principle? Should the creator not be treated as an “object” and therefore not subject to its own creator?