Originally posted by smiffy
does god really exist and why what does he do...??
Interesting question, smiffy; not original, but interesing still. The hard reality is that no one knows for certain if God exists. His existence is anyone's guess! We can broadly classify people into two main groups. The first are those who will only believe if there is actual evidence, eg seeing God in person. The second are those who believe in his existence by relying on what they would describe as 'intangible evidence'. And as you can probably guess, because it is intangible, some might NOT even consider it as evidence to start with!
It is this 2nd type of 'evidence' that is worth looking into. A scientist might argue that under the correct temperature, pressure and other optimal conditions, several atoms might somehow merge together to form amino acids, then further merger to form poly-chains and eventually protein etc. That way eventually forming a living creature, evolve into an even more complicated being and so on a so forth. All very plausible, you see. The possibility for all these to happen randomly is perhaps one in a billion or trillion, I don't know. I think it is possible, but not probable. But of course there is no evidence to suggest that it didn't happen that way!
Looking at such a unique and sophisticated being, with the ability to think and plan; with emotional feelings etc, I'm inclined to think that there might be something that actually created us. He (I'm only using the masculine gender for general reference) was the one who somehow has the ability to program the sperm cells to swim all the way to the ovum (apparently an equivalent of a man swimming through the atlantic ocean of mud) to reproduce life. Although life is imperfect in so many ways, if you look at it from certain angle, life is so perfect! In my opinion, and this is only MY opinion, we and all around us can't just happen by accident. To say that it did, is like saying an explosion in a printing factory and all those letters and ink suddenly fell down to form a dictionary!
So who is this brilliant creator? He is what I would consider as God. But I don't believe in the bedtime stories in the bible or the holy koran. I don't believe in religions because I think there is just a lot of craps written by humans in those books. Above all this, I still am convinced that we WERE created by something. If it was an alien of much more advance technology than humans that have created us, then so be it. That alien is my God then!
Now as to the second question, that is even more farfetched to answer. But I don't believe that he is able to monitor every single one of 6 billion of us humans, not to mention all the other creatures around. I don't believe in the idea that GOD IS EVERYWHERE. He is mighty, yes, but not that fantastic! So what does God do? My guess is that he is in a dilemma on trying very hard to understand why these creatures that he created are trying so very hard to destroy themselves and the environment that they live in!