Concepts of God: universe too big for Him? (The nature of a \'Creator\')

by dhw, Monday, November 13, 2017, 13:03 (7 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: Well, I’ve never created a universe myself, but I must confess I find it odd that billions and trillions and zillions of solar systems and stars coming and going for approx. nine thousand million years were “required” to produce just one little planet, all for the sake of one species of animal.

DAVID: I guess you think we are that inconsequential, but we are the only folks around who can study why we are here. I'm simply paraphrasing Paul Davies. But that doesn't matter to you.

dhw: You have totally missed the point. The discussion is not about the unique (as far as we know) consciousness of humans but about why your God needed to create billions and trillions and zillions of solar systems and stars that came and went for nine thousand million years just so that he could produce the Earth and then us! (Subject of thread:"universe too big for him?"

DAVID: It is you who are missing my point. The authors are saying God had no reason to make the universe so big. How do they know that? Is it their sense of wonderment at how amazing and massive it is? It brings to mind your approach to evolution as a massive spectacle for God.

I thought your point was that humans are the only folk who can study why we are here, so God made the universe for us, whereas my point (linking up with theirs) was that if humans were the reason for God creating the universe, why did he need to create billions and trillions and zillions of solar systems and stars that came and went for nine thousand million years before he made the Earth?


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