We are here on this tiny planet, an infinitesimal dot in this infinite universe.. It has been spinning around the sun foe a over 3 billion years. Because of the position of the planet from the sun (which ensures enough energy-not more not less- reaching here), the presence of water and an atmosphere, life evolved n water. Our satellite moon ensured its further development and this has culminated in the evolution of the thinking man.
It can be shown very simply that the evolution of life is an inevitable event. If there is another planet anywhere in the universe similarly placed life has to be evolved. And if favorable conditions exist, it may develop into rational beings, may be in another form, another shape.
But is there a need to emboss a creator for the self created universe? Who created the creator anyway?
Energy is neither created nor destroyed, it can only change form. And the only reality here is energy.
Early man might have been wonderstruck at the nature- phenomenon and at the mystery of death. His primitive brain invented nature powers whom he thought was behind everything and whatever that befalls him.
He started appeasing or pleasing those powers to make his life less painful. Things and events continue as they are programmed.. Nothing can be changed by anyone or anything. Things happen as per the physical, chemical, and gravitational laws of nature. .
Look at another aspect: We are all taught that God is love and the most benevolent father. I have been trying to understand this from my very young days. Man has been suffering ever since his appearance here. As soon as he evolved from the mammalian ancestry, he was haunted by wild animals, scarcity of food, innumerable diseases and the fury of nature. Almost two-thirds of all the children ever born have died before reaching the age of ten Almost one-third of all ladies died in child-birth.
Modern medicine –which has mitigated the above considerably-- is of recent origin. As man’s intelligence and knowledge increased in the course of his eventful history, he developed himself in science, medicine and technology. Today he has succeeded in making his life very comfortable. But the billions who lived for millions of years before had been at the mercy of everything one could think of. His very survival was at risk. Of all the people who came upon this earth very few have lived past youth and still less to a ripe old age. Horrendous pestilences, and natural calamities have haunted him down the ages. In the innumerable earthquakes, hurricanes , tornadoes and wildfires millions have perished with all their dreams and efforts to make both ends meet. Floods, pestilences, and epidemics have obliterated human societies.
The plague In Europe a few centuries back had killed a few million people! In 2004 December, there was a tsunami and more than 25000 people died in a second. And most of those who died are the poorest living on the shores of oceans in ramshackle huts. The rich and the powerful were spared by far. And who prays or praises God? The poor, the weak and the sick.
If you argue that this earthly life does not matter, then why did He create the myriads of children who were sucked off their life in infancy itself? They could not ‘earn’ heaven or hell by their “free “ will or good deeds following the commandments as they died before their free will could be exercised at all.
If we need not argue with God’s ways or that He is mysterious, then never talk about His love or loving fatherly concern. Ever since man has been on this planet, he has been suffering. If anyone of you dare to argue that you have been given this life to know Him, follow His laws and gain eternal life, then how many have been able to know this God? If you consider life' period to a day, Jesus Christ lived just a few seconds before midnight. Almost the entire human race lived before him. They could never know Him or what He wished from them.
The Jews were a small tribe living in total isolation of the world. The vast majority were ignorant of his commandments or covenant. If God chose a particular tribe disregarding all others is He not a monster who follows His whims and fancies?
Even now He just crates millions of innocent people and puts them through all sorts of hardships and sufferings. I do not think there are many souls down here who are really happy.
The point is there is no meaning even in such a concept. Early man created God and it has been passed on from generation to generation and the belief got solidified. It may take some more time for it to be totally erased.