From nothingness and choices being made

In previous cultures as well in this age there have been many arguments about a universe full of stuff coming from a very simple beginning out of nothing or out of a sort Big Bang or an Explosion in some dark space.

Over the past century, since the discovery that our universe is expanding, science has quietly begun to sketch the structure of the entire cosmos, extending its explanatory powers across a hundred billion galaxies, to the dawn of space and time itself. It is breathtaking to consider how quickly we have come to understand the basics of everything from star formation to galaxy formation to universe formation. And now, equipped with the predictive power of quantum physics, theoretical physicists are beginning to push even further, into new universes and new physics, into controversies once thought to be squarely within the domain of theology or philosophy. {Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?}

In a certain way it is not necessary to know the exact situation for the beginning of our universe. The Bible also does not want to give a scientific explanation, because it also has no importance in our faith-life. What matters is that we come to believe Who is at the origin of the origin of what we now know to be the universe of which there is still so much to explore and so much unknown.

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Lawrence Maxwell Krauss in 2013 at Ghent University

The theoretical physicist and director of the Origins Institute at Arizona State University Lawrence Krauss, like so many before him, may have come with some idea about the commencement of our universe.

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Miley Cyrus, in full Miley Ray Cyrus, original name Destiny Hope Cyrus, American singer and actress

In recent years he has emerged as an unusually gifted explainer of astrophysics. One of his lectures has been viewed over a million times on YouTube and his cultural reach extends to some unlikely places — last year Miley Cyrus came under fire when she tweeted a quote from Krauss that some Christians found offensive. Krauss’s book quickly became a bestseller, drawing raves from popular atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, the latter of which even compared it to The Origin of Species for the way its final chapters were supposed to finally upend the “last trump card of the theologian.” {Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?}

According Sam Harris science answers moral problems and can aid human well-being [The Moral Landscape (2010)], as if religion would not offer such answers. For him our experience may bring the necessary answers. Science, he contends, can show how to maximize human well-being, but may fail to answer certain questions about the nature of being. for him our sense of self is illusory. But when we listen to the Word of god we learn that the self is just that what should be the trigger of our awareness and self-examination and self-knowledge are essentials to come to a righteous living. For him the idea of free will

“cannot be mapped on to any conceivable reality” {Pardi, Paul (May 15, 2012). “An Analysis of Sam Harris’ Free Will”. Philosophy News.}

and believes

that popular confusion on this point is worth lingering over, because certain moral impulses — for vengeance, say — depend upon a view of human agency that is both conceptually incoherent and empirically false.{Harris, Sam (2012-04-05). “Free Will and “Free Will}

The Divine Creator gave every human being the free will to use his brains and to make personal choices to accept or not accept God His position and to follow His mitzvot, rules and regulations for reacting on their knowledge of good and evil which man received from the moment he went against the Will of God not to eat from the Etz HaDa’as Tov v’Rah (Tree of moral).

From Scriptures we learn that out of nothingness, void and darkness the Elohim created the onset of our universe. He provided the beginning of action and evolution of matters and time.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was chaos and waste, darkness was on the surface of the deep, and the Ruach Elohim was hovering upon the surface of the water.
Then God said, “Let there be light!” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. So God distinguished the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” So there was evening and there was morning—one day.”
(Genesis 1:1–5 TLV)

After God had created seas, rivers and dry land and had provided seeds carrying trees He brought lights in the expanse of the sky for separating the day from the night. In that space where there was now night and day He placed living creatures (first animals and then human beings).

“Then God said, “Let the land bring forth living creatures according to their species—livestock, crawling creatures and wild animals, according to their species.” And it happened so. God made the wild animals according to their species, the livestock according to their species, and everything that crawls on the ground, each according to its species. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness! Let them rule over the fish of the sea, over the flying creatures of the sky, over the livestock, over the whole earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the land.” God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them. God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the land, and conquer it. Rule over the fish of the sea, the flying creatures of the sky, and over every animal that crawls on the land.””
(Genesis 1:24–28 TLV)

Being placed in the Gan Eden man had everything. He could freely move around and use everything around him for his use except of one tree.

“Then ADONAI Elohim took the man and gave him rest in the Garden of Eden in order to cultivate and watch over it. Then ADONAI Elohim commanded the man saying, “From all the trees of the garden you are most welcome to eat. But of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you must not eat. For when you eat from it, you most assuredly will die!”
(Genesis 2:15–17 TLV)

When he would eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil man would get to know good and evil, and that is how evil came to man when he had eaten from that tree.

Because there is evil in the world, many claim there can not be a God. When there would be no God and evil a general thing which always shall stay, we can only conclude that trees and turtles may live longer than man. some atheists claim it is man himself who has to make moral choices. They are right in that, the bible does not say differently.

That man killed people because they believed in a different god has not have to mean that religion is the source of evil, like some claim. We should know that people mostly killed to have more power and to have more material (goods and land). Man killed because they could. We also can see that one group of people would condemn another over an arbitrary difference.

When we look at our sufferings we should come to see that many of them do not come out of nothingness, but came into existence by wrong choices of man. There is man not respecting nature and bringing it in unbalance, causing mudslides and climate changes, causing a lot of problems. Politicians and leaders setting up people against each other and creating battles, even great wars.

Prosperity was taxed beyond measure in the name of making a better world. Economies great and small collapsed under the burden of constant war. Whole populations were wiped out under sanctioned genocide. If the politicians couldn’t convert the masses the masses would cease to be. Whole countries were destroyed and rebuilt, twisted and coerced to become a tool, a tool that was used mercilessly against neighbors, friend and foe alike. The politicians argued that this was for their own good, that they knew better than the backward local populations. They argued that the deaths of these savage and uncivilized populations would bring renewed life, that they would be essential in uniting the world under on leadership, the politician’s leadership. Countries fell, new countries rose. the wars and bloodshed continued, seemingly without end.

Countless millions died, few of those in the fighting. Most perished from the starvation and disease that inevitably follow war and poverty. {The Fall Of Man}

The One and Only One True God allows all this to happen because of the choice the first man made. Man wanted to be like the “Eh-heh-yeh ashair Ehheh- yeh” eager also to say with proud

“I Am”

and

“I can do whatever I want.”

Man wanted to have the right to decision about everything. If he could arrange the placing and vegetation of stars and planets he would do it.

Those who question such things are by some considered dangerous and not allowing the power of man having science in its hand. That is one of the main reasons they have difficulties with a religion that gives the Power to an un-reachable unseen Supreme Being.

It is the vanity [like hevel (futility – vanity – emptiness – worthlessness)] of man that stands in the way of acceptance of a religious event and a belief in a supreme deity. The atheists who claim the idea of a godhead plus the people being believing in a god or gods and keeping to a religion is the cause of all evil, forget that religions were not the creators of evil. We should know that every body (being created in the tzelem Elohim) has an inner feeling of explicit or righteous moral. Sam Harris is wrong to suggest that only when people do not believe in God they would do no Ra’ah or Rah (evil). He better should look at many non-believers who do a lot of evil. At the other hand it is also wrong of believers to think they alone can do good. There are atheists who  even do more good than several people who call themselves Christian.

Evil did not come from nothing or from the nothingness. It was man himself who made a choice to take an other path than the path which he could see and feel in his inner self. Also without the knowledge of God each creature has that inner feeling of rules of moral or moral sense. From onset people could choose to follow the path of life or the way to death, namely by listening to their heavenly Father, the Divine Creator.

Those who do not want to believe there could be a void or nothingness (except the Eternal Being) are the ones who refuse to listen to that heavenly Father. The Ones born of the Father are the ones who do not mind listening to those inner voices, or that implanted knowledge of a divine Maker God, good and evil.

In the attitude of the atheist we can see a similar attitude as the first human beings. The atheist placing his manhood before everything in creation, of tne having creation turning around him, him wanting to have control over it and being the one to explain everything, though we should know that our knowledge is very limited, and that certainly without God providing knowledge in us. Often atheists are blind to their own choice. Them also having idols (or gods), clinging to certain people their theories or explanations. In time we can see that many such human theories are debunked or after some time are considered wrong and of no value any more.

We may not ignore that foolish choices can be multiplied many times over and over again, and that man is a specialist in doing so.

We should come to see that man in cosmos is just a tiny little thing, a nothing compared to the greatness of the space and its intricate composition. No man shall ever be able to create such universe, nor shall there ever be a human being able to be in control of that huge space, of which he does not yet know the big part of it.

Maverick Philosopher or Bill Vallicella has a good answer for those non-believers in nothingness and development

What these boys need to do is introduce a terminus technicus, ‘Nuthin’ or ‘Nathin’ or ‘Nothing*’ where these terms refer to a physical something and then give us their theory about that.  But if they did this, then they wouldn’t be able to play the silly-ass game they are playing, which is to waffle between ‘nothing’ as understood by everyone who is not a sophist and  who understands the question ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’ and ‘nothing’ in their technical sense. If they stopped their waffling, however, they would not be able to extract any anti-theology out of their physics.  But that is the whole purpose of this scientistic nonsense, and the reason why Richard Dawkins absurdly compares Krauss’ book to The Origin of the Species. {Why Something Rather Than Nothing? The Debate Goes On}

Perhaps in time the “nature of nothing” may be changed. Today we may understand something differently than ages ago. But we should know that the essence of the notion should by now become clear and can become clear if people would concentrate more on the Words of that Voice of the nothingness.

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Preceding

An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things

Existence and difficult recognition of the Supreme Deity Being

High recognitions . . . . All of the Light of the Universe

About the Cosmological argument for proving that there is a Creative Deity

Consciously or unconsciously forming a world-view and choosing to believe or not to believe in God

When no man can say with absolute certainty that God does or does not exist

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Additional reading

  1. The very very beginning 1 Creating Gods
  2. Something from nothing
  3. From waste and void coming into being by God’s Word
  4. Blackness, nothingness, something, void
  5. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  6. Different principle about the origin and beginning of everything
  7. Between Alpha and Omega – The plan of creation
  8. Accommodation of the Void
  9. Nothingness
  10. “Before” and “after” the Big Bang
  11. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  12. An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things
  13. An anarchistic reading of the Bible (2)—Creation and what follows
  14. Necessity of a revelation of creation 2 Organisation of a system of things
  15. Bereshith 2 Man and Woman placed in a Royal Garden
  16. About The story of Creation 4 State of things at the time when God first spoke
  17. Account of origin of man, sin and death
  18. The figure of Adam
  19. The figure of Eve
  20. Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker
  21. Moment of getting knowledge and its consequence
  22. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #2 Beginning of mankind
  23. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse
  24. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution
  25. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #8 Looking for the 2nd Adam
  26. A multifold of elements in creation and a bad choice made
  27. Sources of evil
  28. Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3)
  29. United flesh and knowingly actions
  30. Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God
  31. Condemnation of the World and Illustration of Justification
  32. First mention of a solution against death 1 To divine, serpent, opposition, satan and adversary
  33. First mention of a solution against death 2 Harm or no harm and naked truth
  34. First mention of a solution against death 3 Tempter Satan and man’s problems
  35. A solution for a damaged relationship 1 All vegetation for food except one fruit
  36. Self inflicted misery #2 Weakness of human race
  37. A world in denial
  38. Today’s thought “A Perfect World” (January 02)

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