THE GOD NO GOD ARGUMENT: A LOGICAL RESPONSE

Abraham Lincoln Quote

A Grandfather’s letter about God to his 13-year-old grandson: 

Dear Max,

In school and from teachers you will encounter many people who will tell you there is no G-d.  Communists and most socialists will tell you there is no G-d because G-d gave us guidance on how to live a good life but they don’t want to live by G-d’s rules.  They want to make up their own. I’m going here to give you my proof that G-d exists using logic.  Take 15 pieces of paper and number them 1-15.  Now take them and throw them up into the air and let them fall wherever they fall.  Now pick them up 1 by 1 without looking at the numbers.  What do you think the odds are that you will pick them up in order 1-15.  There are advanced math formulas which are used to calculate the odds.  I’ll give you the answer now.  One in 1.39 QUADRILLION.

This is 1 hundred quadrillion.

100,000,000,000,000,000.

It could happen that you might pick them up in order the first time, but very highly unlikely.  In fact, you could spend the rest of your life trying and never succeed.

Now think about the complexity of a relatively simple structure..an apple. An apple grows from a stem on a tree.  The process that makes it grow and ripen is far more complex than the 15 pieces of paper described above.  The apple has purpose.  It is for you to eat.  It hangs from a stem which is strong enough to prevent it from blowing off the tree from which it gets sustenance while it ripens.  It does not taste good until it ripens and the sugars inside it develop to make it sweet.  Its green skin keeps moisture inside it and protects it from the elements and as it grows but when it matures it turns a beautiful red as if to say eat me now.  At that point, the stem which held it so tightly weakens making it easier to pull it from the tree.  If the apple is not picked and falls to the ground it rots and within it are seeds which them disperse some of which get implanted and give rise to new apple trees. What are the odds that happened by accident? Quite a brilliant design isn’t it.

Anyone who thinks that all happened by chance without a creator who organized and invented it is not thinking logically.  If the 15 pieces of paper odds is one in 1.39 quadrillion imagine the odds of an apple happening by accident.  The odds are one in infinity.  What is infinity?  Any number you pick and say it is infinity is wrong- just add 1 to it and you have proven it wrong.  Only G-d, who created everything from nothing, is infinite.  The Hebrew name for G-d which we are not allowed to pronounce out of respect for the awesomeness of him and his creations, is Always was, Is, and Always will be.

Now compare the complexity of an apple to the complexity of a human being. Incredible.  Only the infinite G-d could have created the quadrillions and quadrillions of factors which make up the world and the Universe.

If you disagree or have any comments, please email me with your thoughts. For Jews, there is no question you are not allowed to ask, and if I don’t have the answer, someone else, probably a wise Rabbi, has the answer.

Love,

Grandpa aka David Levine

For all you do, thank you

Practice kindness by reading , liking, commenting or sharing this post. Stay strong.

Katherine

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

TEMPERAMENTAL BY TEMPERAMENT?

Do you know you? Knowing who you are and how you appear to others strengthens you Emotional Intelligence.  What many call self-awareness. This post begins a series of posts designed to improve your self-awareness. Lots of people do not think about their temperament or know it is genetic.

Not familiar with temperament? Here is a quick introduction. When trying to figure out someone’s temperament, the experts look at these nine traits:1. Activity level, 2. Regularity of bodily functions, 3. Sensitivity to stimuli—what some call pain threshold, 4. Response level (do you shout out at the smallest thing or hold back), 5. Approach to other people (shy or bold), 6. Response to change, 7. Ability to persist, 8. Ability to stay focused, 9. Mood (sad, happy, or irritable.)

Here is a quick test to help you think about about your temperament. Five is always the mid-point between the two extremes. What describes you best?

  1. Low energy     1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9     High energy
  2. Regular and predictable bodily functions   1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9    Irregular

  3. Sensitive to stimuli   1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9    Not sensitive

  4. Quiet reactor   1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9    Loud reactor

  5. Cautious (Shy)       1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9    Bold

  6. Does not like change   1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9     Eager for change

  7. Gives up easily    1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9    Doesn’t know when to quit

  8. Easily distracted      1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Highly Focused

  9. Sad or irritable most of the time       1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9   Mostly cheerful

Once you figure out your ratings, ask some people you trust to rate you. Then compare your ratings and theirs. If you see yourself very different from how  others see you work to integrate both views. I am often seen as Bold, my feelings are Shy and Shy is probably my temperament over-ridden by my mother’s pushing me to try things. Her favorite comment to me was “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

For all you do, thank you

Practice kindness by reading , liking, commenting or sharing this post. Stay strong.

Katherine

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

HOW TO PRACTICE FACEBOOK KINDNESS

Practicing Facebook Kindness.

Practice Kindness is one of the Twelve Daily Emotional Fitness Training (EFT) Exercises.  Because I am mostly deaf, Facebook provides me an outlet for socializing, getting support, making friends across the globe. In time I learned to do the above, and my number of friends grew. 

For all you do thank you

Thank you for reading this, liking it, commenting on it, or sharing. 

Katherine

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

HOW TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE EVERY DAY

THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS

Be Grateful is on of the Twelve Daily Emotional Fitness Training (EFT) Exercise.  Being grateful matters, not just for you, but for all you encounter.

All EFT exercises are easy and quick to practice so each can be practiced over and over throughout your day. For the best results practice with gratitude what the experts call full awareness.

To gain full awareness: Breathe in slowly, hold your breath and focus, after focusing for a few seconds, breathe out slowly, while smiling and saying “Thank You.” 

WAYS TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE

1. As you awake and open your eyes to a new day, think and say “Thank You.”

2. As you prepare for your day, say “Thank You.

3. Be very grateful, If you have clean water to drink, food to stop hunger, clothes to keep you warm, a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in. 

4. Thank everyone who serves you, smiles at you, adds humor to  your world, or shared what is theirs with you. 

5. Say “Thank You” when things go your way, particularly when inanimate objects work.  

6. Give back. Compliment others, volunteer, donate to worthy causes. 

A quote that keeps me grateful. “Enough is a feast.” Thank you Mom for that one. 

For all you do thank you

Thank you for reading this, liking it, commenting on it, or sharing. 

Katherine

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.