"If God did not exist, would it be necessary to invent him?" This question deals with the necessity of God himself. It asks us to imagine that there is no knowledge about any superhuman being, such as God. It makes me think about weather or not we would be inclined to want something like God. I am forced to think of how important God is in my own life, and how important God is in the rest of the world. There is no doubt in my mind, that if God did not exist, people all around the world would at some point or another wonder why they were put on earth. Therefore, a being beyond human abilities would have created the world.
After reflecting on this, minds would automatically assume the existence of some superhuman being. I think it would be necessary to invent God, if he did not already exist. We try to control our lives, by material means, but when we find that we cannot control everything by ourselves and by our own material means, we search for something that can control these things. We look for an answer to questions that we cannot answer ourselves. For example, when someone who believes in God has a series of bad situations, such as a divorce, a death in the family, and a loss of their job, they would automatically pray for a brighter future as they feel that God is the only way in which they can be saved. If God did not exist, then humans would feel they were in the dark, not knowing how to deal with certain situations.
Inventing a God in this situation would allow light to be shed on these situations. God is something that many people live for and center their lives around. When someone believes in God they receive a sense of inner peace from God and allow themselves to use this peace to interact with others. In reality, I see God in everyone and everything, but I also see unnecessary hatred.
Looking at the way in which we interact with each other now, with the belief of God present, I notice that our relations are nowhere near perfect. I figure that without God the world would be unimaginably, even worse. Though people learn to respect others through experience, the basis of this concept comes from God. Weather it is Buddha, Alla or Jesus Christ, the love for one another is a major theme with such gods.
Therefore without God, there would be less of a reason to respect each other The simple fact that God gives us something to live for is a reason why his invention would be necessary. The existence of God allows for people to have a sense of reassurance as to why they should lead a good or honorable life. The idea that God will reward someone who leads a good life, keeps many people positive and alive even. Many people would say that God is unnecessary due to the fact that he unnecessarily causes people to go hungry in parts of the world, and too much wealth in others.
The existence of God however, is the reason why wealthy nations give to the hungry nations. The people with the attitude that God is not good as he causes pain and unfairness in the world are usually the same people who do not truly believe in God. Believing in God would bring allow for faith in the fact that God always answers prayers, even if they are not answered in such a way that we always notice. In other words, the hunger, which God places upon people, causes them to be stronger.
So, besides all of the pain which exists with God's existence, God is still a necessary element, worth inventing.