Finding God in the Everyday
Key # 7: Finding Signs of God in the Everyday:
There may not be absolute proof that there is a God. However, I would argue that we can find signs in our everyday experience that argue for the existence of God. For example, there are examples of order in our everyday observation of the world- as if the world was organized by something like a mind.
I would give you three big categories of order in the world:
#1: numbers follow the laws of mathematics;
#2: geometric shapes follow the laws of geometry;
#3: physical objects follow the laws of physics.
First, numbers, as a very general rule, bear logical relationships to one another. With little to no exception, 1 + 1 = 2. They do not accidentally equal 2. They are not evolved to equal 2. They equal 2 by their very nature and design. This seemingly inherent design of numbers suggests that they proceed from something rational. We may never be able to prove so, but we can draw the inference that numbers were designed by something like a mind — such as the mind of God.
Second, geometric shapes follow the laws of geometry. If you look around you, there is a good chance that you will observe one or more rectangles. The area of each such rectangle is equal its length times its width. Such area does not accidentally equal the length times the width. Such area is not evolved to equal the length times the width. Such measurement has its value by the very nature and design of rectangle. This seemingly inherent design suggests once again that rectangles and other geometric shapes originate from something rational. We may never be able to prove so, but we can draw the inference that geometric shapes were designed by something like a mind — such a the mind of God.
Third, physical objects follow the laws of physics. While classical Newtonian Physics is actually a less complete model than Einstein’s physics, to a large extent, physical objects behave in a manner described by Newton’s Laws of Motion. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to remain in motion. Once again, it is no accident that objects behave in this manner. Physical objects seem to act in the ways they do due to their inherent nature and design. This seemingly inherent design suggests the work of something like a mind — such as the mind of God.
In conclusion, we can infer from our observation of things in our everyday experience such as numbers, shapes, and objects that the world was ordered by something like a mind — that is to say, the mind of God.