#9 What proof have we that the first cause of all things is a Supreme Intelligence, superior to all other intelligences ?
“You have a proverb which says, ‘The workman is known by his work.’ Look around you, and, from the quality of the work, infer that of the workman.”
The mediums suppose here that the First Cause of things is a Supreme Intelligence, then they have the right to ask for a proof. Not the proofs that it exists, but the proof of its superiority to any other intelligence.
The Spirits simply answer by a human proverb which indicates that a workman is known by his work. A shoe maker can design and produce the best shoe in the World, he will be the number one and known for this; what a great shoe! Same for furniture, sodas, housing etc…
Now what about nature, animals, human beings? What kind of workman can create the immune system, nerves system, the cardiovascular system with all these veins? What kind of workman can create all these races of animals with a perfect and sustainable chain of reigns in animal world? What kind of workman can create nature to feed animated beings and turn the sun and other material into oxygen and all other kinds of tricks like this to allow Life? So what about a workman who create all this material matter without showing any sign of material?
Now what kind of workman can allow his work to live and evolve on its own?
Here is the comment of the author:
We judge of the power of an intelligence by its work as no human being could create that which is produced by nature, it is evident that the first cause must be an Intelligence superior to man.
The author emphasizes on the fact that humans cannot simply create what the nature does. However, this comment was made about 150 years ago; now scientist can indeed create organs for example, modify genes etc… but even though it is more modification than creation, even about the creation of organs, it is always made from some cells, not created out of nowhere.
But still, this scientist work can be considered close to the Supreme Intelligence’s work, they do create things nature normally creates. But as Humanity is progressing, isn’t it normal for humans to be able to do greater things and so get closer to the Universe’s work? After all, isn’t our goal as humans, or as Spirits to improve ourselves and elevate ourselves as Superior too, whether it is in our work, spirituality or behavior?
Here is the comment of the author to conclude this sub-chapter, Proofs of the Existence of God:
Whatever may be the prodigies accomplished by human intelligence, that intelligence itself must have a cause and the greater the results achieved by it, the greater must be the cause of which it is the effect. It is this Supreme Intelligence that is the first cause of all things, whatever the name by which mankind may designate it.