March 29, 2021 - Why We Are Here

From the beginning humans have asked the logical question: Why are we here? Where did we, that is, not just human on earth, but we, as in the universe, the creation itself…where did we all come from? Historically, various cultures had their creation myths, stories that were, at least from our perspective today, fairly wild: battling gods smashing each other to create the earth and sky, giant cosmic eggs creating us, and so forth. Most of these stories at least had a cause of some sort, a reason for our existence, however unsatisfying.

Today, in the attempt denude the cosmos of any sort of conscious Creator; that is, to make the creation a totally unanticipated, a wholly fortitudinous event, they have come up with various models, often in the form of what has been called “The Big Bang,” in order to explain the creation without the need of a Creator. Atheist Alex Rosenberg explained the Big Bang like this: “It is an event that just springs up out of the multiverse’s foam of universes without any cause at all. Why is there a universe at all? No reason at all. Why is there a multiverse in which universes pop into existence for no reason at all? No reason at all! It’s just another quantum event. What science and scientism tell those who hanker for more is ‘Get over it!’”

In short, we are to believe that the universe, the stars, the sun, the galaxies, space, time, matter, energy, humanity—everything exists for “no reason at all”? Somehow that myth doesn’t seem any more an adequate answer than does the battling gods one.

In contrast, the Scripture, with the very reasonable, in fact, the most reasonable explanation possible, depicts the reason that we are here: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). When and how exactly he did it, we are not told, but it’s enough to know that He did, and that’s the reason, as opposed to no reason at all, that we exist. And not only did this God create us, but in the person of Jesus (John 1:1-3), He died on the cross for us.

So, to Alex Rosenberg, we say, “Get over it!”