God is a palpable thing, not because of Him Himself, but through His creation, the same way that the atoms are not "things" in their atomic form, but a great number of them, suddenly placed together, becomes a visible and recognizable object. In the nineteenth century Kardec asked the Spirits, "Where could we find the proof of God's existence?" The answer comes in a simple and objective way, with the characteristic depth of the Superior spirits: "In an axiom that you apply to your sciences. There is not effect without cause. Seek the cause of everything what is not man's work and our reason shall enter". (1) Therefore, the knowledge of the thinkers cannot find any other conclusion, except the one that God exists and it is the supreme intelligence of the Universe.
The Spiritualist Doctrine rejects the blind faith, defending, with arguments, the reasoned faith, leading people not to believe by simply believe, but to know why they believe in something. And the main one of them is defending the proof of God´s existence.
So much was the care of not personifying Him that the first question that Kardec addressed to the Spirits was with the expression "What is God?" In substitution to the classic and anthropomorphic question: "Who is God?"
Before the majestic work of the Creator, the Spirit of Emmanuel explains that man "observes the diminutive dimensions of the Cosmic Home [the Earth] in which it develops. Discovers that the Sun has a volume 1,300,000 times larger, the Moon is more than 380,000 kilometers far; Mars, away from us around 56,000,000 kilometers in the time of its great proximity, Capella is 5,800 times bigger, Canopus is eighty times brighter than the Sun" (2). The Solar System has just 9 planets with 57 satellites in the amount of 68 celestial bodies. And in order to have the notion of our insignificance before the rest of the Universe, our Solar System constitutes a tiny area of the small Milky Way" (3) in other words, a cluster of nearly 100 billion of stars, with at least one hundred million of planets and, according to Carl Sagan, at least one hundred thousand of them with intelligent life and one thousand with more developed civilizations than ours. (4)
Beyond the Big Bang - Quantum Cosmologies and God, is the book published by scientist Willem B. Drees, Doctor in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics by the Utrecht University and in Theology by the Gröningen University (Holland), who tries to demonstrate the existence of a growing interest by the scientific investigation based on the certainty of God´s existence. The most recent theory of the beginning of the Universe lead us not just to the Big Bang (the big explosion) beginning of everything, but, to the idea of several big bangs, with cyclic Universes through a thousand trillions of years. In view of these numbers we would think we would understand what is the Universe; happy illusion, because these areas, or rather, volumes, would represent just 3% of what will be the totality of everything within the tridimensional and space/time as we know. The interplanetary, interstellar and intergalactic spaces, obviously, would form most of that we call Universe." (5)
Currently, the great challenge of the astrophysics is the so called dark energy, and the lens of the space telescope Hubble registered the behavior of this energy, one of the greatest cosmic enigmas. "When watching supernovas, which are explosions of stars, the telescope registered the effect of the light acceleration. The discover must help to explain what is the dark energy that covers almost all the cosmos, a force that could be responsible by the continuous and accelerated expansion of the Universe, also called God´s particle". (6)
Our understanding of God changes while our perception about the life expands. It is a difficult task, when the limited tries to reach the unlimited, or the finite understands the infinite. We are like this before God. The scientific opinions are still divided concerning the origin of the Universe, but there is unanimously in a point, there is order in the Universe.
All of us were created by God to the celestial glory, walking by the terrestrial prosceniums, where we develop interior potentialities that are divine inheritance engraved. "The conclusion we can draw from the innate certainty, that all men have in itself, of the God´s existence, is that He really exists; therefore where this feeling would come from, if there had not been a basis?" (7) "Being God the divine essence par excellence, only the Spirits that reached the highest degree of dematerialization can perceive Him". (8)
We point out here a little digression: It is interesting to notice that we generally imagine God as something absolutely external. We think in God as a being or something apart from us, resulting in several conflicts. Well! If God Almighty is also inside us, we can change according to our own will. But if we believe that the Celestial Father is exclusively in the external side, then we believe that just Him can change us and we do not transform ourselves through our own will. Then, we are constantly in the presence of the Divinity; none of our actions can escape His eyes; out thought is in uninterrupted contact with His thought, so there is a reason to say that God sees the most profound dissimulation of our heart.
Albert Einstein, German physist of Jewish origin that does not need introductions, when asked, in 1921, by rabbi H. Goldstein, of New York, if he believed in God, answered: "I believe in Spinoza´s God that is revealed through Himself in the harmony of everything that exists, and not in the God that is interested in the fate and actions of men. In the same occasion, several religious leaders said that the theory of relativity "covers with a veil the horrible phantom of atheism, and makes speculations obscure, producing a universal doubt about God and His creation". (10) We fully disagree with this thesis, because Einstein confessed to an assistant that intrinsically, his only interest was discovering if at the moment of the creation God had the choice of making a different Universe and, in case He had an option, why He had decided to create this singular Universe we know and not any other? He also said, "My religion consists in humble admiration of the superior and unlimited spirit that is revealed in the small details that we can perceive in our fragile and uncertain spirits. This conviction, deeply emotional in the presence of a power rationally superior, which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe, is the idea I have of God". (11)
From the megastructure of the stars to the subatomic infrastructure, everything is immerse in the live substance of the God´s mind. American physist Paul Davies, in his book entitled God and the New Physics, assures categorically that the Universe was designed by a cosmic conscience. (12) The Universe, therefore, constituted by these million of suns, ruled by universal laws, unchangeable, complete, which are subject, all creatures, is the exteriorization of the Divine Thought.
1 - Kardec, Allan. The Book of the Spirits, Rio [de Janeiro]: FEB, 1994, Question 4
2 - Xavier, Francisco Cândido. Script. Dictated by the Spirit of Emmanuel. Rio [de Janeiro]: FEB, 1994, Chapter 1.
3 - The last observations of the Hubble telescope (in orbit), shown the number of known galaxies of 50 millions.
4 - In 1991, in Greenwich, England, the observatory located a quasar (possible nest of galaxies) with the luminosity correspondent to a thousand trillions of suns.
5 - What is God? Paulo Roberto Martins: Article published by the Spiritualist Newspaper of Pernambuco-July/2000
6 - ISTOÉ/1775 magazine - October, 08, 2003 - page 100
7 - Kardec, Allan. The Book of the Spirits, Rio de Janeiro: Feb publishing house, 2004, item 5
8 - Kardec, Allan. The Genesis, Rio de Janeiro: FEB publishing house, 2001, Chapter II - The Providence, item 34.
9 - Mentioned in Golgher, I. The Physical and Humane Universe and Albert Einstein, B.H: Workshop of Books, 1991, page 304.
10 - Mentioned in Ibid, ibid, p 304-305.
11- Einstein Albert. Extracted from the book "The most beautiful prayers of all the times".
12- Davies, Paul. God and he New Physics, Lisbon: Edições 70, 1986, page 157.