As human beings, we all struggle with a variety of shortcomings. One that seems fairly common is arrogance. Many of us tend to have high opinions of ourselves. I am a Christian, and while this is counter to Christ’s example, I still struggle with this sometimes.
This high regard of oneself seems to be fairly common among people in academia. Specifically, what I am referring to here is a belief that we, as human beings, can and eventually will understand all that there is to know with respect to science. This would mean that the human mind would be limitless in its capacity to process and understand anything it chooses to commit to study.
This notion tends to resist or reject a belief in an omniscient and omnipotent God. The notion that we as humans would be subject to something that is beyond our physical senses and something that we can’t fully understand disturbs us. So, as a result, some of us end up rationalizing that if man can’t see it, touch it, measure it, examine it and therefore explain it, then it simply must not exist.
A creator must exist outside of that which he creates. The creator cannot be bound by what binds his creation. So, what would we know about life if we were created as simple, two-dimensional creatures on the face of one side of a Rubik’s cube? Let’s say, for instance, we were created on the green side. What would we know of the red or yellow sides? How could we imagine them? Being two-dimensional, how could we even grasp the concept of a third axis? Would it not be impossible to fathom that which we have no experience with, exposure to or any concept of?
Quantum mechanics now purports there could be as many as ten dimensions in this universe. This may be partly due to the fact multi-verse theory requires an abundance of dimensions beyond the four we know from our physical senses (the three dimensions of space, the one dimension of time – aka: space-time). Dimensions beyond these four that we are bound by remain theoretical. Only arrogance can assume that we can ever know the reason, history and nature of these other dimensions enough to rule out that they are not the product of a creator. Equally true, only arrogance can assume that it is impossible for our observable universe to have been created.
I believe that God our creator exists both in the four dimensions that we experience, and in other dimensions we know not of nor cannot understand. If we simply accept this as a possibility, then we are no longer bound to outlandish naturalistic theories about universal existence that remain unproven just to satisfy this arrogant bent.
As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. – C. S. Lewis
To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge.” – Ravi Zacharias