How can we believe in a God? Why should we believe that something we can’t see with our own eyes is real?
We all understand that the most meaningful and real things in life are not visible. First of all, intelligence is not visible, emotions are not visible, and even in the physical reality, what you see in an object with the naked eye is not the reality; we know that under a microscope a thing looks very very different. Physics tells us that what we don’t see with our eyes are the building blocks of everything. It’s more real than what we do see. For example, gravity is not visible, and yet gravity is one of the most fundamental laws of nature.
In the course of human development, all real progress has been when we go past what we see and find out what’s really real.
But on a deeper level, the one thing that we know is absolutely real is the human need for meaning in life. We must have meaning in our lives, otherwise we become disillusioned and we break down. But has anyone ever seen “meaning”?
But where does the need for it come from? It’s not philosophical or scholarly; every human being, even if he never opened a book in his life feels a need to have some meaning. But where does that come from?
It must logically come from the existence of meaning. If there never was a meaning to life, then why would we be looking for it? It would be like being homesick without ever having had a home.
We know instinctively that we have a meaning for our lives. The fact that we’re all looking for meaning is not a collective disease or sickness; it’s because life is meaningful. And if life is meaningful, then there’s an author to that meaning. If existence is meaningful, then it must be meaningful to its creator, as that’s just simple logic.