In class, we discuss four postulates of faith. Can something come from nothing, Does God Exist, Do humans have an immortal soul and do humans have free will. These are four statements that help to prove the existence of God, questions where the answer is God.
The first postulate of faith presented to us was “Can something come from nothing.” The thought of something coming from nothing is mind-boggling to us, we just can’t comprehend it. If it was made, it’s made of something, right? The universe is spreading. Galaxies are spreading from each other grow more and more distant as time goes one. Right now, as your sitting, the Milky Way is traveling over 1.3 million miles per hour. What does this all mean? This means the galaxies are moving away from something. Data shows that everything is moving further and further away. A well-accepted theory is the Big Bang. In the Big Bang, the universe starts out as this tiny, tiny little point called the Prime-evil atom. This atom then blows up to release all its components which eventually form together to from our universe. This atom was so small, that it was basically nothing. And nothing can’t cause itself to become something. Something had to start it up, a cause, for the effect.
The next question was “Does God exist.” This is a fairly simple question. The universe is so finely constructed, with so many minute details that allow for such complex life. Human moral systems that without a God would be impossible to exist. It’s impossible for the universe to persist without a god, let alone starting without one. The Big Bang needed something (or someone) to spark it, you can’t light a candle with nothing. So does God exist? Yes!
Do humans have an immortal soul? Souls, as we should know, are a metaphysical part of us, some would refer to it as the self. The soul is the embodiment of our consciousness. It’s what allows us to have opinions about the world around us. Without a soul, we can’t explain where self-awareness comes from. We just can’t find a physical cause for self-awareness.
The last question we were asked, “do humans have free will”. We as humans have choices, we can choose to hurt someone or not, we have morals and make choices with those morals. If we have morality then an objective moral lawgiver must exist. These postulates show that absence of a soul or a god is just not feasible. So the next time you get into a theological debate, remember these postulates, you might put a new Catholic in the world.