Take your right hand and place it over your upper left chest. It’s warm there because you have a heart beating underneath. Humans have the ability to not only grow, learn, and develop, but they have the ability to love. Throughout history, people have died for love, love of their country, love of family, and even love of God, also called martyrdom. Think for a second…in science you learn about survival of the fittest and how all organisms are how they are so they can best survive. So it is contrary to science for a being to surrender to death all for one little word: love. Perhaps there’s more to love and living than meets the eye.
In science, there is a principle called Occam’s razor, that says the simplest explanation to any question tends to be the right answer. With that in mind, which is simpler and makes more sense: the existance of man, the smartest existance found in the universe so far, is all due to a big bang. On wikipedia, if you read its explanation of big bang theory it offers a lengthy and complicated scientific answer to life that most people don’t completely understand and probably never really will. On the other hand, if you search on wikipedia for God, within the first paragraph it says he is the creator of the universe. Quite simple and explanatory. According to Occam’s razor, this simple explanation must be true, right? Unfortunately, that is still not enough to convince nonbelievers.
Imagine there was such a thing as God, now imagine you were God, perfect, loving, and all-knowing. Now just what would such a perfect and loving God want to do with His time; how about create more beings that can become as perfect and loving as him, after all, nobody likes to be alone? So, say this perfect, loving God created the beautiful world and created animals and people to inhabit his world. Of course, there has to be some kind of test and challenges to make these people become perfect like Him. It’s like refining gold, or molding clay, whatever analogy you prefer. So, in this plan made by this perfect, loving God, his creations must endure one lifetime of pain and trials, but then they can potentially have an eternity of living with Him and becoming as perfect and loving as him. By this point, some of you may be saying, “bullcrap, where’s the proof of any of this?” My answer to that is one word: love.
Going back to what I said earlier, many people die for love, love of their country, love of their family, love of their God. Love, like God, cannot be seen, it cannot be touched, it cannot be tasted, it cannot be heard, it cannot be smelt, so whose to say either exists? But just why would so many people die for a God or for a feeling, unless they felt a love so strong, that it overpowered their fear for death? The existence of a God or Gods or even Godesses is constantly under debate, but yet most people seem to agree on the existence of love. It’s on the radio, in movies, in books, all over the place. How could such a strong emotion be caused by a big bang and protons and neutrons and blehblehbleh scientific crap? Is there no more to love than dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, and vasopressin being released in 12 regions of the brain?
If you are seriously considering suicide, perhaps you truly believe your life will not get any better and that you can feel no happiness whatsoever or perhaps you have a medical problem that leads you to such things. Either way, I’d urge you to pray in faith and try to feel for yourself love from God. Like love, He can’t be scientifically proven to exist, but that doesn’t make him any less alive. If you won’t pray, at least think about the things I said above, I don’t mean to insult strong believers in science, I just mean to offer help to those of you struggling. You may not be able to feel love for yourself, others, or for God right now, but many people will tell you love is a great thing, and it’s not worth it to throw your life away over a temporary feeling.