This is the second article in the series “Atheism defeated”, to answer atheism. This sequence of articles is meant to establish that theism is more logical and pragmatic than atheism while atheism is more illogical and dogmatic than theism.
One of the arguments atheists put forward is: We do not find places of worship of God like temples, mosques or churches on other planets, where there are no humans. So places of worship of God and God are creation of humans only.
This argument is not just vague but illogical and unscientific too. The argument is vague, as humans are there because of God, not that God is there because of humans.
This argument is illogical because the absence of temples, mosques or churches does not simply imply that God does not exist. Places of worship are meant to give humans favorable conditions to know about and connect with God. So where there are no humans, for whom do these places exist? This can be understood with an example that absence of government office in a deep jungle or desert does not imply that the Prime Minister does not exist.
This argument is unscientific because it falsely assumes that “there are no places of worship of God in places where humans do not exist.” Modern science does not accept, what we don’t see doesn’t exist. According to widely accepted modern theories about existence, like Bosonic String theory, String theory, Superstring theory and M-theory, there are more dimensions than the four which we are able to perceive. So atheists would be unscientific as well as dogmatic to claim that there are no living entities in places where humans are not present or to claim that those living entities do not believe or know about God or to claim that they don’t have places of worship.
In such a case, if we accept the authority of scriptures like the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, etc., we come to know that living entities are there everywhere in this universe as well as in others. It is a different subject matter as to why we are not able to see them with our limited eye sight. On some planets their consciousness is less advanced than humans and on others it’s more. And those having more advanced consciousness than humans are not just able to see but live with God.