What are the possibilities about the reality of “existence”?

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5.3-THE COMMAND KUN (BE) AND CREATION*

When we look at ourselves and the realm around us, we are faced with a reality of “existence”. Although we did not witness the first moments of creation, we know that we came into being out of nothing; we also see new ones coming into being.

We live in an immense realm whose boundaries we do not know. As it is explained in the works written in the field of astronomy, there are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the universe like the Milky Way Galaxy, in which we live. There are at least two hundred billion stars like our sun in our galaxy. When we look at ourselves and the realm around us, we are faced with a reality of “existence”. Although we did not witness the first moments of creation, we know that we came into being out of nothing; we also see new ones coming into being.

The question whether this realm has a creator or not has occupied people for a long time. Almost all religions have a faith that there is a creator of the world and human beings. Philosophers who try to understand the universe with an independent mind generally accept the existence of a creator. However, there were and there are people who are not members of any religion. Some of them formed philosophical movements like positivism and materialism and inculcated their atheistic views into the masses.

Some of the ancient Greek philosophers who lived before Christ explained everything with atoms. According to them, atoms were not created and will never disappear. Everything comes into being with the combination of those atoms.1

If this philosophy is examined carefully, it will be seen that the view of the pre-eternity of matter is put forward in order to avoid saying God.

There are two possibilities related to existence:

1- The pre-eternity of matter, which is advocated by atheists.

2- That matter is something created, which is accepted by all religions.

That is, matter is either pre-eternal and not created or it is not pre-eternal and is created. If it was created, there is definitely a Creator.

 

*Article in print (Âdem Durmaz, ÂdemTatlı, Ercan Kaya, İdris Görmez,Nihat Yatkın, Orhan Erdoğan,  Ömer İrfan Küfrevioğlu, Veysel Güllüce. İslâmiyet’in DilindenYaratılış. Atatürk ÜniversitesiYayını, 2019, p. 9-18).
1.See Ahmet Arslan, İlkçağ Felsefe Tarihi, Bilgi Ün. Yay. 2006  Istanbul, p.  314-330

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