Purpose and design (Evolution)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Thursday, April 20, 2017, 04:42 (822 days ago) @ David Turell

Ironically, goodness for goodness sake is exactly the message carried out the bible. The bible basically classifies actions in terms of loving and unloving. Even sin, or 'miising the mark' really boils down to the principle of love.

Attributing human like features to God doesn't miss the mark UNLESS you try to a) ignore the bits you don't like, or b) insist that God should do things or think about things our way (which would be incredibly dumb because our ways normally stink).DHW is fond of doing both when the mood strikes and he is drinking his theist tea, but mainly I think he just does it to tweak David's beard, or mine.

There is a scripture that says God IS love. It doesn't say he is never angry, or will not punish when needed.

What it DOES say about him is remarkably consistent with science. He is not wasteful, but not afraid to get rid of something nor prone to keep it just out of sentimental value. He is protective, but not to the point of denying free will and the consequences that stem from that. He an, and will provide what is EDEd, but not necessarily what is wanted, and his 'needs' list boils down to food clothing and shelter. Some things he gives freely to all, but others he requires that we earn by obeying the rules. He provided, at the very least, intervention at each stage in the existing life forms, filling them up, making them fuller, more complete. And in doing so, he obeyed his own laws that he created(i.e. physics, genetics, etc.)

We can also assume, in this hypothesis, that we will never find the means to create life, becauseno one other n God andhis son have hat ability. It is something that can only come from them.

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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