In the Book of Job (Sefer Iyov) 38:4, G-d is asking Iyov a very interesting question:
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth? Tell me if you know the thought behind it.”
G-d’s question somehow hits the nail on the head. Humans like to complain all the time and the more advanced technology and science get, the more arrogant we become. Suddenly we feel that we know everything. We have computers and we are able to Google everything and anything. There are times when this makes us feel superior and even invulnerable.
Today CERN tries to recreate the BIG BANG and people think that, once they find out about how our universe came into existence, we may have solved one of the last secrets existing. Once we are able to imitate the BIG BANG, we are just like G-d.
But does all this knowledge turn us into superior beings? Do we really know what G-d was up to and why he created our universe and us?
However, reality shows that we don’t know G-d on a personal basis. Of course, we are able to establish a relationship with Him but we still don’t know His secrets let alone His inner Essence. Talking about myself: I don’t feel the urge to know all His secrets because I am happy with what I have.
I think that it simply bothers a lot of people to depend on a superior being like G-d. We still have to die and we still age. Even if someone invented the most perfect anti-aging creme, our body wouldn’t stop aging. Mankind is vulnerable, no matter how many times we recreate the BIG BANG.
And G-d is right when He raises the question: “Where were you when I created the universe? How dare you complain about everything when you don’t know my intentions!”