Natures wonders: Wasps find their way home (Introduction)

by dhw, Monday, February 15, 2016, 16:40 (1283 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Note my proviso that God invented the process for his purposes.

dhw: Duly noted. I have also noted the fact that over and over again you have told us it is impossible to read your God's mind. His purpose may therefore be quite different from the anthropocentric one you have imposed on him.

DAVID: 'Purpose' is different than understanding the reasons for the way He does things. When I comment about not being able to read his mind, I'm referring only to that aspect of understanding Him. To me his purpose is obvious, his decisions as to process are not.

I don't see how anyone can claim to know God's purpose without attempting to read his mind! A deist might argue that the higgledy-piggledy history of cosmic and evolutionary comings and goings makes it “obvious” that your God set things going (e.g. for fun, or as an experiment) and then left them to run their own course, instead of the whole shebang being designed to create humans. The processes we observe are wide open to different “readings”. Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but I don't see how you can claim that your interpretation of God's purpose is anything other than a subjective attempt to read his mind.

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