(joesix) has the habit of leaving contrary comments. Here is one.
It’s entirely possible that everything from those pinpoints of small colored lights to the microscopic blood vessels within us all was created by a single omnipotent being who orchestrated a big bang that still affects the laws of nature 16 billion years later. I find it highly improbable that such a being cares at all about the petty political squabbles of a country that’s only been around for two centuries. (from here)
Does God Exist? I am not certain what thinks about that matter. However, before we decide whether God cares for us, we have to ask whether He exists.
There is actually a fair amount of evidence that points to a Creator. In fact, until recently, few doubted the existence of God or gods. Why is it different now? Well, we are actually little different from those who preceded us. We just worship our gods somewhat differently. Whereas our ancestors chose to believe in wooden, stone, and metal idols, we are better educated and not so easily fooled. Nope! We just idolize our government, our careers, money, a movie star, a politician, a fast car, a big house…. Like the ancient Romans, we too have many gods. So who needs God?
Can we prove God exists? The answer to that is both yes and no. As Peter Kreeft observes:
God exists, we can know that, we can give reasons, and those reasons amount to proof, but not scientific proof, except in an unusually broad sense. (from here)
Science does not offer the tools required either to prove or disprove the existence of God. It’s ironic. Even though we created science to study the relationship between cause and effect, our science is totally insufficient to study the ultimate cause.
What follows is a short list of material on the argument for God’s existence.
Can You Prove God Exists? presented by Peter Kreeft: Kreef is a respected professor philosopy. He starts with an couple of essays and ends with a 70 minute audio lecture. Because logic is inherent to philosophy, Kreef has the skill required to provide a rigorous argument.
The Case for a Creator presented by Lee Strobel: Strobel is a former atheist who changed his mind. The Case for a Creator provides an audio presentation. Below is a more detailed video presention. Because Strobel seeks something rather impossible, scientific proof, he uses some arguments that are a bit weak. Nonetheless, though less conclusive than the philosophical argument, Strobel survey of the scientific evidence is interesting.
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis: In addition to explaining Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis’ book offers arguments for the existence of God. For example, we long for something the earth cannot satisfy.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on one hand, never to dispise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or a mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of my life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same.
We also have a couple of encyclopedias of philosophy on the Internet, the Internet Encylcopedia of Philosophy and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Searching either with the terms argument God exist will bring up plenty of articles that consider whether God exists.
Does god care for us? See DOES GOD CARE?