(This is a continuation of a previous post however, neither is necessitated for the understanding of the other.)
The idea of God is not merely the belief in a supreme power or higher being that has, at a point in time, created the universe and humans, but rather the idea that this creator or entity is the source.
The source of?
Since he was the there at the state of nothingness before this all came to existence, he has therefore not merely brought the physical world into existence, but the entirety of it. He is the source of everything and the origin of all ideas that have ever come to exist. Both good and evil reside within him – what he chooses to manifest of them is irrelevant. He is all the sides of all coins for he has created the idea of the coin entirely.
This begs the question can he be both, existent and non-existent simultaneously? This is partially related to the idea of Schrödinger’s Cat introduced in the previous post. However, since we can never definitively know whether he does exist or does not exist, let us consider both through a previously acclaimed mathematical investigation known as Pascal’s Wager:
(1) If he does exist and you do comply to a religion and fulfill all of its obligations this results in an infinite gain: heaven
(2) If he doesn’t exist and you do comply to a religion and fulfill all of its obligations this results in a finite loss
(3) If he doesn’t exist and you do not comply to a religion nor fulfill all of its obligations this results in a finite gain
(4) If he does exist and you do not comply to a religion nor fulfill all of its obligations this results in an infinite loss: hell
Therefore, it is by basic mathematical analysis that it is seen smarter on the basic off-chance and probability, that you, even if not a “believer” live your life according to the belief that he does exist, for this maximizes your personal gain.
Therefore, while the question of where we came from, how it happened, and what god is (essentially, the idea), are debatable, interesting and enjoyable for entertaining compelling arguments, at a point in time, one must consider a practical perspective, because at the end of the day, we are here (somewhat agreed upon) and it is if not through belief, through basic logic that we should assume his existence.
*This article comes as the second and final part on the understanding of the idea of God, however the journey of understanding the idea of God almost never really ends no matter what answer you may find, may your journeys be as beautiful and intriguing as they are infinite.