Talk: Chance or God? What do the Design of the Universe, and its beginning tell us?

United Theological College, Bangalore 20th February 2020

There are four ultimate questions of life – Origin – where did I come from? Meaning – What is the purpose of my life? Morality – How do I differentiate right from wrong? Destiny – Where will I go after I die? The worldview that can answer all these four questions in a coherent manner, corresponding to truth should be the right one. Today I am going to take the first two questions- meaning and origin and compare two worldviews. – Theism and Atheism. Richard Dawkins the most famous atheist said that Religious fanatics want people to switch off their own minds, ignore the evidence, and blindly follow a holy book based upon private ‘revelation’ and that he is against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. But my case is different. When I started to open my mind, try to search for evidence, and tried to understand the natural world around me, God of the Bible made more sense to me. I have presented my case for the existence of God through the latest scientific evidence and show how origin and purpose makes more sense.