Purpose and design (Evolution)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Saturday, April 29, 2017, 15:35 (1128 days ago) @ David Turell

David: Note that the Bible tells us He is very forgiving if you are contrite enough. The meaning of Yom Kippur!

Tony:Indeed! But it also said that at one point he regretted making mankind and wanted to destroy it.

Genesis 6:5-8

5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”


It is also worth noting that Genesis 9 is Biblical confirmation that God does/did indeed tinker with living creatures after the initial act of creation. He made creatures afraid of mankind which amounts to changing their basic instincts and behaviors. So, the weaver bird nest is a possibility too!

David: But God relented and made a covenant with the sign of the rainbow. The Great Flood is a sign of God changing the course of things in general.

I know a lot of people mock that (not saying you are), but then, they also forget that before the flood it had not rained, so a rainbow would have been something entirely new.

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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