Could God prove his existence?

My answer to Could God prove his existence?

Answer by Vijayendra Mohanty:

Let me ignore the fact that in order to be able to answer this question, I would probably have to be God.

But more to the point…

An all-powerful, all-knowing, all-doing god will necessarily be indistinguishable from the actual physical universe that we live in. Because these would all be qualities of the universe if the universe was a single conscious and intelligent entity. Alternatively, this God could be a being not of the universe — someone beyond this universe, removed from space and time.

If it’s the latter, then this God has no stake and say in matters of this universe and is therefore neither omniscient nor omnipotent. If it’s the former, then we are essentially questioning the universe itself.

But the universe exists, doesn’t it? We see it. We are it.

But it is still to be proven that the universe is conscious and intelligent. Without those qualities, the universe is just a cold dead place in which we have somehow come into being and filled our heads with the idea that we are not cold and dead like it.

If the universe is a cold and dead place, then we are doing something similar to talking to a wall. There is never going to be an answer.

If it is not dead, then its consciousness and intelligence are going to be of a level so far above us that talking to it would be futile. It would be like a single cell in your body trying to communicate with you. There will be no answer. Or at least no answer that we would understand.

Asking questions to god is pointless. Asking questions about god, not so much. So far, there is no evidence to indicate that the universe has any kind of intelligence. All speculation regarding the possibility of such intelligence existing is exactly that — speculation.

Could God prove his existence?